Even though we are still on summer break school is starting in just a few weeks. The weekend of August 2-4, 2013 is a sales tax holiday for Florida. This means that no Florida state or local sales tax will be collected on clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on computers and certain accessories selling for $750 or less per item. So getting ready for school can be a little cheaper! The Florida Department of Revenue has more information posted online on this Tax Information Publication and a list of eligible items you can get by scanning this QR Code with your smartphone. Happy shopping!
Florida Sales Tax Holiday August 2-4, 2013
By Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA
About the Author: Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA
Bette is the founder of the firm that bears her name. After launching her career in private accounting with technology startups and nonprofits in Boston and Miami, she transitioned to Public Accounting at large regional firms. She founded her firm so she could focus on the needs of small business owners instead of chasing billable hours with large corporations.