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More than a dozen states have annual tax free weekends — also known as sales tax holidays. They give you the chance to buy back-to-school essentials sans sales tax, and some states include Energy Star and disaster prep items, too.
Florida residents will have five days to stock up for the 2019/2020 school year. Tax holiday items include school supplies, clothing, and computers.
Florida's back-to-school tax holiday will be held from August 2 to August 6 this year. The back-to-school sales tax holiday is Florida's second-busiest shopping weekend behind Black Friday.
Florida consumers can avoid sales tax when shopping for the following items:
Like other states, Florida will likely require you to pay taxes on other accessories and sports equipment. Examples include jewelry, watches, and umbrellas, as well as goggles, football pads, and baseball gloves.
Florida's 2018 sales tax exemption came with a strange caveat: it didn't apply in amusement parks, airports, or hotels. This is the case once again for 2019 — check out the full details here.