2010 Sales Tax Holiday August 13 through August 15, 2010

Planning on purchasing books, clothing, footwear, certain accessories or supplies for the upcoming school year?

The Florida sales tax holiday may help you save money!

Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option taxes (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of certain books, clothing, footwear, and accessories selling for $50 or less, or on certain school supplies (notebook paper, lunch boxes, computer discs, etc.) selling for $10 or less. This three-day tax exemption is in effect from 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2010, through midnight, Sunday, August 15, 2010. (The exemption does not apply to sales of books, clothing, or school supplies within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.) For a complete list of qualifying items click here.

While the program targets items typically used by students during the school year, it also applies to articles more commonly used by adults, including work uniforms, lab coats and tuxedos. Baby clothes and diaper bags are also covered.

Store coupons and discounts may be used to reduce the sales price of an item in order to qualify for the exemption. Check with individual retailers for policies and store hours.

Information provided by the Florida Department of Revenue.


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