Believe it or not, the first day of school is just around the corner. And this year the state has extended the tax-free shopping from 3 days to 5 days. Florida’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. August 2nd. and runs through 11:59 p.m. August 6th.
As reported by Florida Today, this year also includes a break on “technology” purchases like computers and accessories of up to $1,000. You’ll have 5 full days to save at least 6% on in-state and local school related purchases.
The Florida Retail Federation reports this tax-free holiday is the state’s second busiest shopping holiday (behind Black Friday). So keep in mind, online shopping is also tax-free during these days.
Below you will find a list of the more popular items that will be tax-exempt:
COMPUTERS & ACCESSORIES:
- Desktop, laptop and tablets for noncommercial or personal use
- Car adapters for laptop computers
- Computer batteries
- Computer towers
- Electronic book readers
- Hard drives
- Headphones, earbuds
- Ink cartridges
- Software (non-recreational)
Clothing & Accessories:
- Jackets, jeans, leggings, blouses, pants, shirts, underclothes, robes
- Fitness clothing
- Handbags, purses, wallets
- Backpacks and book bags
- Bicycle helmets (youth)
- Shoes (including athletic shoes)
- Swim suits and trunks