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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 27, 2018
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

Florida’s Tax-Free Weekend is Aug. 3-5, 2018

It’s that time of year again!  Florida shoppers once again will have a three-day “tax-free holiday” weekend in anticipation of the new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

 

No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected during this time on the following:

     Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, and

     Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item

 

Among the allowed school supplies are the following: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, glue, paste, poster paper, rulers and scissors.

 

Examples of taxable school supplies include: correction tape-fluid-pens; masking tape; printer and computer paper; staplers and staples.

 

This year, computer equipment is not on the list of tax-free items.

 

Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman’s proposal to promote this holiday to families was unanimously agreed upon by her School Board colleagues at their June 2018 meeting.

 

For more information about the sales tax holiday, and for lists of specific items and their taxable status during the tax-free period  visit: www.floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.

 

NOTE TO EDITOR:  The Florida Department of Revenue flier is attached.

 

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