MIAMI – Ready or not, it’s almost time to head back to school.
Many parents and teachers have been taking advantage of the state’s sales tax holiday for school supplies which ends Sunday.
With inflation pushing prices higher on just about everything, they plan to save money by shopping for supplies this week.
You won’t be paying sales tax on the following purchases:
• Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories with a sales price of $100 or less per item
• Certain school supplies with a sales price of $50 or less per item,
• Learning aids and jigsaw puzzles with a sales price of $30 or less
• Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories with a sales price of $1,500 or less, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use
This sales tax holiday does not apply to:
• Any item of clothing with a sales price of more than $100
• Any school supply item with a sales price of more than $50
• Books that are not otherwise exempt
• Computers and computer-related accessories with a sales price of more than $1,500
• Computers and computer-related accessories purchased for commercial purposes
• Rentals of any eligible items
• Repairs or alterations of any eligible items
• Sales of any eligible items within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport