news, Florida parents! This year’s annual Back-to-School “Sales Tax Holiday”
has been expanded to 10 days and will take place from Saturday, July 31 through
Monday, August 9, 2021. Parents will get a break from the state’s 6 percent
sales tax representing significant savings for families as the summer break
ends and the new school year begins.
No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected during this time on the following items:
• purchases of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
• certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
• the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Among the allowed school supplies are the
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.
Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman’s proposal to promote this holiday to families was supported by her School Board colleagues at the May 2021 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
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