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Florida's Sales Tax Holiday Is Underway

Attention shoppers, Florida's 2012 Sales Tax Holiday is Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday Aug. 5! Here's what you need to know before you head out the door.

  • Florida Sales Tax Holiday Dates: 12:01 a.m., Aug. 3 through 11:59 p.m., Aug. 5, 2012
  • The Rules: No sales tax shall be collected on the sale of clothing, wallets, or bags, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags, but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags, having a sales price of $75 or less per item, or on sales of certain school supplies having a sales price of $15 or less per item.
  • What is "Clothing"? 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.
  • What are "School Supplies"? 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.
  • Curious about a particular item? Here's the list of taxable or tax exempt items 

Thanks to the Florida Dept. of Revenue for providing this information.

Sunde Farquhar August 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Retailers are already starting to publish ads about their own sales that will coincide with Florida's Sales Tax Holiday. You might want to check the website of your favorite stores, before you start your shopping this weekend!

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