Over a dozen states are hosting tax free weekends this summer. These sales tax holidays give consumers the opportunity to purchase Back to School necessities, and sometimes Energy Star and disaster preparedness items, as well.
During last year's Florida tax free weekend, residents got five days to stock up before the first day of classes. In 2020, shoppers will only have three days to buy everything they need for the upcoming school year. Tax free-eligible items will include clothing and footwear, school supplies, and even select computer purchases.
When Is the Next Florida Tax Free Weekend in 2020?
In 2020, you can shop Florida's Back to School sales tax holiday from August 7 to August 9.
Florida tends to offer two sales tax holidays every year, beginning with one in May and June for disaster preparedness items. The second one happens in August and focuses on Back to School supplies.
What Items Qualify for Florida Tax Free Shopping?
During the August tax holiday, Florida shoppers can skip the sales tax when adding the following items to their carts:
- Clothing, footwear, and select accessories: $60 or less per item
- School supplies: $15 or less per item
- Computers and computer accessories: first $1,000 of sales price is exempt
What Items Aren't Eligible for Florida Tax Free Status?
Similar to other states, Florida is requiring shoppers to pay taxes on accessories like jewelry and watches. Sports equipment, video game consoles, luggage, sunglasses, and other items aren't tax exempt, either.
More Florida Tax Holiday Tips
Once again, Florida's sales tax exemption won't apply to items purchased in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, or airports. You will be able to shop the tax free weekend both in-store and online, though. Check out all the important details here.