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Florida's Tax Free Weekend

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday


Florida's Tax Free Weekend for 2012 is back.

If you are looking for a way to save a little money on back to school purchases, then the tax break can help you out.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on August 3rd until midnight on August 5, 2012, the Florida Department of Revenue is offering a three day, tax free shopping spree on selected articles of clothing, wallets, backpacks and much more.

Included in the list:

  • Clothing and related items with a sales price of $75 or less,
  • School supplies with a sales price of $15 or less. Books are not exempt from tax during the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday.

The tax savings is only for individual exempt items priced $75 or less. This means that a jacket priced at $80 is not tax exempt, but the purchase of 2 jackets priced at $70 each, are tax exempt. Selected school supplies priced $15 or less are tax exempt. There are no restrictions on the number of eligible items you purchase at one time or during the tax exemption period. this year, books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2011 sales tax holiday.

Answers to the following frequently asked questions:

The exemption does not apply to sales from the following locations:

  • Theme parks
  • Public lodging establishments
  • Airports
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