Between August 7 and August 16, you’ll save at least six percent on clothes, school supplies, and electronics during Florida’s sales tax holiday. Hundreds of items are tax free (even bowling shoes and fishing vests).
But many items were left off the list—including many popular items.
Here’s our rundown of notable exceptions. If you’d like to know why these seemingly worthy items are taxable, we recommend you ask your legislator because Tallahassee writes the tax free list. You can find him or her here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find
CLOTHING NOT INCLUDED:
SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED:
Correction tape, fluid, or pens
ELECTRONICS NOT INCLUDED:
Tablet cases or covers (even though tablets are tax free)
Smart watches (including Apple Watch)
Don’t take for granted that an item is included in the tax free savings. Don’t be surprised or upset at checkout. Print the list and take it with you to the store.
You’ll find a printable PDF here: http://dor.myflorida.com/Documents/tip15a0105.pdf