FLORIDA’S BACK TO SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY IS THIS WEEKEND!
WHEN: Friday 08.12.2011 — midnight, Sunday 08.14.2011
WHERE: At your neighborhood retailer and school supplies store throughout the state
DETAILS: Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option taxes (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. This three-day tax exemption is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2011.
The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school supply item selling for $15 or less. The exemption will still apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer.
The exemption does not apply to any item of clothing selling for more than $75, or to any school supply item selling for more than $15. Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2011 Sales Tax Holiday.
• Clothing (as per the Florida Dept of Revenue) means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment. Please see a representative list of items at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip11a01-03_list.pdf
School supplies means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.
This exemption does not apply to sales of clothing or school supplies within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
INFORMATION / RESERVATIONS: Visit the Florida Department of Revenue website at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/