are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items such as clothing, footwear, classroom supplies, computers and certain other products, according to CCH.
“What’s really important for consumers to know is the specific information about products that qualify for each state’s holiday in order to maximize sales tax savings,” said CCH senior state tax analyst Carol Kokinis-Graves in a statement. “Typically several restrictions will apply and each state usually provides official, highly detailed rules on specific items that do or do not qualify for state sales tax exemptions on designated dates.”
Florida: On Aug. 2-4, the following are exempt: clothing with a sales price of $75 or less per item and school supplies with a sales price of $15 or less per item; and personal computers and related accessories with a sales price of $750 or less purchased for noncommercial use. The holiday exemption does not apply to sales of such items made within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
For a complete listing of State Sales Tax Back to School Holidays see AccountingToday.
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