Today is the last day of Florida’s sales tax holiday on select clothing and other items. Legislation was passed creating a 3-day sales tax holiday that began at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 and ends at midnight Sunday, August 5, 2012. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
“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.
A more detailed listing of items, and their tax status, is available on the Florida Department of Revenue website.
Source: Florida Department of Revenue