Fla. Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Florida’s 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, August 4, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6.

During the sales tax holiday period, qualifying items, including certain school supplies, clothing items, footwear, certain accessories, and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use will be exempt from state sales taxes.

Some of the exempt items:

Clothing items, up to $60 each.

Shoes, up to $60 per pair.

School supplies, including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers and glue, up to $15. (Does not include items such as staplers and computer paper.)

Tax-free purchases must be made at a retail store. Sales tax will still apply to purchases made in theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels and airports.

For more information, a list of qualifying items and sales tax holiday promotional materials, please visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday webpage.