Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday to start on July 31

DORAL, FL – Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is fast approaching in Florida. This time, it will take place from Saturday, July 31, to Monday, August 9, 2021.

During 10 days, parents will be able to purchase certain school items for their children without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax, which according to a media release from Miami-Dade Schools will allow families to significantly save as the summer break is ending and the new school year is soon to begin.

Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman’s proposal to promote this holiday to families was supported by her School Board Colleagues at the May 2021 meeting.

To benefit from the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, parents and caregivers must purchase the following items: 

– Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item. 

– Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.

– The first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. 

Some taxable school supplies include correction tape-fluid pens; masking tape; printer and computer paper; staplers and staples. 

Also, included in this list are the following school items: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, glue, paste, poster paper, rulers and scissors. 

For more information about the sales tax holiday, and for lists of specific items and their taxable status during the tax-free period visit the Florida Department of Revenue

 

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