The 2015 back-to-school sales tax holiday will commence on Friday and will last until Aug. 16.

According to the Florida Department of Revenue, the following will be tax free: clothing, footwear and accessories selling for $100 or less per item and certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories will also not be taxed on the first $750 of the sales price when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Some examples of tax exempt items are backpacks, uniforms, calculators, lunch boxes and bathing suits.

However, items such as luggage, furniture, umbrellas, smart phones, computers and printer paper are not exempt from taxes.

This tax exemption does not count for rentals or leases of any items. It also does not count toward the sale of such items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport, according to the Florida Department of Revenue.

More information and specific lists of what is tax exempt can be found on the Florida Department of Revenue website.


Bridgette Norris is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @blogginbridge email her at

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