2012 Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01AM August 3 through 11:59PM August 5

The 2012 Florida Legislature passed and the Governor approved a tax-free period that states: No sales tax shall be collected on the sale of clothing, wallets, or bags, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags, but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags, having a sales price of $75 or less per item, or on sales of certain school supplies having a sales price of $15 or less per item for the period beginning 12:01AM on August 3 and ending at 11:59PM on August 5.

“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates), intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.

“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday except those books that are always exempt, such as Bibles.

For complete list of taxable and tax-exempt items: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip12a01-02.pdf



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