CHICAGO - AUGUST 29: Back-to-school signs are displayed in a Target store August 29, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Public schools in Chicago are set to open September 5. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
News Release: Governor's Office
ORLANDO, Fla. – During the Florida Chamber Insurance Summit, Florida Governor Rick Scott today announced a proposed 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday, as part of the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” The proposal is estimated to save Florida households almost $60 million during the 10-day holiday.
Governor Scott said, “I’m excited to announce that we will work to create another back-to-school sales tax holiday this year, as part of our ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.’ Florida families will be able to buy normal school supplies like pens, pencils and paper, as well as computers and clothes without paying state or local sales tax on it. By creating this holiday, we’ll help Floridians keep more of their money, while helping prepare every Florida student for another school year.”
Tax-free items during the holiday include clothing priced less than $100 (including footwear), back-to-school items less than $15 (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.), and computers and computer equipment less than $750.