The 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3, 2018, and runs through Sunday, August 5, 2018.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
School Supply Items
The following is a list of school supplies and their taxable status during the back-to-school tax holiday
period. No tax is due on the sale or purchase of any school supply item with a selling price of $15 or
less per item. This exemption does not apply to sales of school supplies in a theme park, entertainment
complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
“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.
Examples of Exempt School Supply Items:
• Cellophane (transparent) tape
• Colored pencils
• Composition books
• Computer disks (blank CDs only)
• Construction paper
• Glue (stick and liquid)
• Legal pads
• Lunch boxes
• Notebook filler paper
• Pencils, including mechanical
• Pens, including felt, ballpoint,
fountain, highlighters, and refills
• Poster board
• Poster paper
Examples of Taxable School Supply Items:
• Books not otherwise exempt
• Computer paper
• Correction tape, fluid, or pens
• Masking tape
• Printer paper
• Staplers and staples
For a full list of non-taxable items, including clothing and accessories, click HERE