TAMPA, Fla. — Despite many Florida counties still waiting for approval from the Florida Department of Education on their school reopening plans, Florida's 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is set to begin Friday, Aug. 7, and end Sunday, Aug. 9.
During this time, the following items are exempt from sales tax:
- Most school supplies selling for $15 or less
- Clothing, footwear and accessories selling for $60 or less
- The first $1,000 of the sales price of computers and accessories (when purchased for noncommercial and personal use)
It's important to note that the sales 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
- Computers and computer-related accessories purchased for commercial purposes
- Rentals or leases of any eligible items
- Repairs or alterations of any eligible items
- Sales of any eligible items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
Below is a complete breakdown of what items qualify during the 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, according to the Florida Department of Revenue: