Florida Tax Free Weekend 2016 – Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016

Re-posting a story from www.freetaxweekend.com -- The Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016 kicks off on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. and will end Sunday August 7th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Florida state officials recently voted to cut allowances on clothing, shoes, computers, and dates for Florida 2016 Sales Tax Holiday.

CLOTHING -- Up to $60 each. Florida legislators were a little more generous than years past. Garments and accessories are tax free up to $60 each. In 2013, the exemption stopped at $75 per piece.

SHOES -- Up to $60 per pair. Shoes are eligible for the tax exemption. As with clothing, however, only footwear costing less than $60 per pair will ring up tax-free.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES -- Up to $15 each. Sales tax will not be charged on items such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, and glue. The state set a price limit of $15 per item for this category, but left off items such as staplers and computer paper.

Personal computers and computer accessories are no longer subject to Florida Sales Tax Holiday.

BUYING BOOKS -- All books, besides the Bible, are still taxable during the Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016.

MOST STORES -- But not all. Lawmakers love tourists, but they did not want to give visitors a tax break. So, sales tax will still apply to purchases made in theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels, and airports.

INTERNET ORDERS -- To your door. Sales tax should not be charged on eligible items that are ordered online — even if those items are delivered after the sales tax holiday ends. See Amazon Sales Tax Holiday for general online tax free policies.

MAXIMIZE SAVINGS DURING SALES TAX HOLIDAYS -- The state has no issue with you using coupons or taking advantage of buy-one-get-one-free sales during the sales tax holiday. Use this to your advantage and make the most of this great tax free savings event.

Retailers are increasingly competitive in the back-to-school period, so be on the lookout for bargains that are unlikely to repeat themselves during the school year.