It's hard to believe summer break is drawing to a close and that the kids will soon be going back to school. For many of us, the back to school to-do list includes shopping for new clothes and school supplies. Thankfully, the state of Florida is providing us with a Back to School Sales tax Holiday again this year. The sales tax holiday begins on Monday, July 25, 2022 and ends on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
To make things a little easier for you, we went to the Florida Department of Revenue's website to check out what's included this year and we compiled a quick list of some of the main qualifying items. We've included the dollar amount limit on each item if applicable.
- School Supplies (most items) - $50 or less per item
- Clothing, footwear and accessories: $100 or less per item*
- Learning aids and jigsaw puzzles with a sale price of $30 or less*
- Computers and certain accessories selling for $1,500 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use
- CLICK HERE to see the full, downloadable 2022 Sales Tax Holiday Tax Information Publication
*NOTE: Overlapping Exemption Periods - The exemption period for the sale of children’s diapers, baby and toddler clothing, apparel, and footwear, regardless of the sales price, is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 (see TIP 22A01-06 for specific details); and the exemption period for the sale of children’s books (ages 12 or younger), regardless of the sales price, is May 14, 2022 through August 14, 2022 (see TIP 22A01-02 details).
Internet or mail-order - note that eligible items purchased online or through a mail-order catalog during the sales tax holiday period qualify as tax free even if delivery occurs after the tax holiday period ends.
TAXABLE ITEMS: Some common items that we may think of as supplies that DO NOT qualify for a tax free exemption include: books not otherwise exempt;* computer or printer paper; correction tape, fluid or pens; and masking tape.
If you will be visiting a theme park or tourist attraction during the tax-free holiday, keep in mind that items purchased at theme parks, entertainment venues, or travel spots (think hotels & airports) do not qualify for the tax free exemption, even if they are school supply type items like pens, pencils, notepads, etc.
You can find a complete list of tax-exempt items by visiting the Florida Department of Revenue’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday web page.