|Governor Scott Promotes Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax HolidayThe sales tax holiday this weekend will provide some welcome relief to families. Parents from across Florida will be able to buy clothes and supplies for their children – tax free. This sales tax holiday weekend will help ensure our future doctors, lawyers and teachers have the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.
Starting today and going through the weekend you can save some of your hard-earned money when buying clothing, notebooks and school supplies. Shoppers will be able to purchase specific school supplies, clothing and footwear without paying state and local taxes. The sales tax exemption applies to certain schools supplies that cost $15 or less, and to clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $75 or less.
I am grateful to the Florida Legislature for continuing this great tradition. I encourage all Florida families to use the holiday to prepare for the upcoming school year. Making sure Florida has the most educated workforce is one of my top priorities. I am committed to making sure that each Floridian has an opportunity to receive a world-class education.
So remember, today through Sunday – just this weekend – take advantage of the back to school sales tax holiday and have a great school year. Shoppers and retailers can find a list of tax-exempt items by visiting the Florida Department of Revenue’s website at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/, in the “Current Topics” box.
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