State’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday continues through Jan. 14

The State of Florida is in its second “Back-to- School Sales Tax Holiday” which continues through Sunday, Jan. 14.

Parents will get a break from the state’s 7.02 percent sales tax representing significant savings. No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected during this time on the sale of the following items:
• Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories with a sales price of $100 or less per item;
• Certain school supplies with a sales price of $50 or less per item;
• Learning aids and jigsaw puzzles with a sales price of $30 or less, and
• Personal computers, laptops, monitors, and certain computer-related accessories with a sales price of $1,500 or less, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Among the allowed school supplies are the following: calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebooks, glue, paste, staplers, markers, rulers, and scissors.

Examples of learning aids and jigsaw puzzles include electronic or interactive books, flashcards, memory games, puzzle books, search-and-find books, toys intended to teach reading or math skills, and stacking or nesting blocks or sets.




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