Florida Sales Tax Holiday

Florida

2012 Sales Tax Holiday List of taxable and tax-exempt items August 3 through August 5, 2012

No sales tax shall be collected on the sale of clothing, wallets, or bags, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags, but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags, having a sales price of $75 or less per item, or on sales of certain school supplies having a sales price of $15 or less per item for the period beginning 12:01 a.m. on August 3, 2012, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012.

“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates), intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.

“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

The following is a list of clothing and accessory items and their taxable (T) or exempt (E) status during the tax-free period if they are sold for $75 or less. (This list is not all inclusive.)

Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday except those books that are always exempt, such as Bibles.

Tax Exempt Items Include:

  • Barrettes and bobby pins
  • Belt buckles
  • Bow ties
  • Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands
  • Handbags
  • Neckwear
  • Ponytail holders
  • Scarves
  • Ties
  • Wallets
  • Aerobic/Fitness clothing
  • Aprons/Clothing shields
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby clothes
  • Backpacks
  • Bandanas
  • Baseball cleats
  • Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups
  • Belt buckles
  • Belts
  • Bibs
  • Blouses
  • Book bags
  • Boots (except ski boots)
  • Bowling shoes (purchased)
  • Bow ties
  • Braces and supports worn to correct or
    alleviate a physical incapacity or injury*
  • Bras
  • Caps and hats
  • Choir and altar clothing*
  • Cleated and spiked shoes
  • Clerical vestments*
  • Choir and altar clothing*
  • Cleated and spiked shoes
  • Clerical vestments*
  • Costumes
  • Coveralls
  • Diaper bags
  • Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth
    or disposable)
  • Dresses
  • Employee uniforms
  • Fanny packs
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Formal clothing (purchased)
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Dress (purchased)
  • Garden
  • Leather
  • Work
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hair nets, bows, clips, and bands
  • Handbags and purses
  • Hats
  • Hosiery, including support hosiery
  • Hunting vests
  • Insoles
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Lab coats
  • Leg warmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Lingerie
  • Martial arts attire
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Overshoes and rubber shoes
  • Pants
  • Pantyhose
  • Purses
  • Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos
  • Receiving blankets
  • Religious clothing*
  • Robes
  • Safety clothing
  • Safety shoes
  • Scarves
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shoe inserts
  • Shoes (including athletic)
  • Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.)
  • Shorts
  • Ski suits (snow)
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Socks
  • Sports uniforms (except pads, helmets)
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Suspenders
  • Sweatbands
  • Sweaters
  • Swim suits and trunks
  • Ties (neckties – all)
  • Tights
  • Tuxedos (excluding rentals)
  • Underclothes
  • Uniforms (work, school, and athletic,
    excluding pads)
  • Vests
  • Vintage clothing
  • Wallets
  • Work clothes and uniforms
  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane (transparent) tape
  • Colored pencils
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Computer disks (blank CDs only)
  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane (transparent) tape
  • Colored pencils
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Computer disks (blank CDs only)
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue (stick and liquid)
  • Highlighters
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebook filler paper
  • Notebooks
  • Paste
  • Pencils, including mechanical and refills
  • Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills
  • Poster board
  • Poster paper
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors