Back-To-School Sales Tax Free Holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s popular back-to-school sales tax holiday is has returned again this year.

Shoppers will not have to pay sales taxes on clothing items worth $75 or less or on school supplies that cost $15 or less.

The tax break applies to most clothing items including shoes but does not apply to watches, umbrellas or jewelry.

School supplies such as tape, crayons, pencils and notebook paper are tax-free but this year’s break does not apply to books.

The tax holiday started at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and runs until Sunday night.

The sales tax break, however, does not apply to anything purchased at a theme park, hotel or at an airport.

In previous years state lawmakers authorized a 10-day sales tax holiday but they have kept it shorter the last three years.