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Florida 2017 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday: What you need to know

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Florida's 2017 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is coming up, Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6.

According to the Florida Department of Revenue website, "During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as
discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:
•  Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
•  Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
•  Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, selling for $750 or less per item, when
purchased for noncommercial home or personal use."

The DOR said the tax holiday does not apply to:

•  Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;
•  Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
•  Books that are not otherwise exempt;
•  Personal computers and computer-related accessories;
•  Rentals or leases of any of these items;
•  Repairs or alterations of any of these items; or
•  Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

Click here for more information on Florida's 2017 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.