Florida's Back-to-School Tax Holiday is August 3-5.

Back-to-school sales tax holiday

The August holiday is designed to help ease the cost of getting children back into the classroom with clothes that fit and backpacks full of necessary supplies. During the weekend of August 3–5, tax doesn’t apply to the retail sale of the following items with a sales price of $60 or less:

  • Bags (e.g., backpacks, diaper bags, and fanny packs)
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Wallets

The following items don’t qualify for the exemption:

  • Accessories (e.g., jewelry, handkerchiefs, watches, or watchbands)
  • Briefcases, garment bags, or suitcases
  • Rollerblades, skates, skis, or swim fins
  • Umbrellas

The exemption also applies to school supplies with a sales price of $15 or less. Qualifying items include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Calculators, compasses, protractors, and rulers
  • Crayons, pencils, and pens
  • Cellophane tape, glue, or paste
  • Composition books, legal pads, notebooks, and filler paper
  • Computer disks
  • Poster board and poster paper
  • Scissors