The Next Florida Tax Free Weekend Is Upon Us

The state's two proposed tax holidays could be the time to buy disaster prep items and back-to-school gear.
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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.

When Is the Next Florida Tax Free Weekend?

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 has two sales tax holidays — one in June for disaster prep and one in August for back to school.

Traditionally, Florida has offered two sales tax holidays: one in June for disaster prep, and another in August for back to school.

What Items Qualify for Florida Tax Free Shopping?

Florida consumers can avoid sales tax when shopping for the following items:

  • Clothing, footwear, and accessories: $60 or less per item

  • School supplies: $15 or less per item

  • Computers, computer accessories: $1,000 or less per item

SEE ALSO: When Is Your State's Tax Free Weekend in 2019?

What Items Aren't Eligible for Florida Tax Free Status?

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.

More Florida Tax Holiday Tips

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.


DealNews Contributing Writer

Sean is a freelance writer and photojournalist working in the Hampton Roads region. He has been a writer, adventure motorcyclist, drag racer, data nerd, shade-tree mechanic, and tornado chaser. Recommend good beers to him on Twitter at @wxgeek.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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