Florida Retail Federation Welcomes State's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) is predicting strong sales during Florida's eight back-to-school sales tax holiday from August 4 through August 13, an annual tradition that helps save Florida families millions of dollars a year. State and local sales tax will not be collected on clothing and related items with a sales price of $50 or less, books with a sales price of $50 or less, and school supplies with a sales price of $10 or less.
According to the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA), a non-profit organization representing state tax agencies, Florida is one of only 14 states and the District of Columbia that observe a back-to-school sales tax holiday, and the only state whose holiday spans two weekends.
Florida was one of the first states to adopt the back-to-school sales tax holiday. The state previously observed the event in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
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