BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The annual “tax free weekend” for certain purchases within the State of Florida continues today and ends tomorrow.
Before you head to the car dealership or the appliance store, keep in mind that there are very specific rules and regulations — and, to put it bluntly — you’re probably not going to save all that much.
Here is the official rundown from the Florida Department Of Revenue.
Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. This three-day tax holiday is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school supply item selling for $15 or less. The exemption will apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer.
The exemption does not apply to any item of clothing selling for more than $75, or to any school supply item selling for more than $15.
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