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Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday - School Supply List

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 12-14
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday began at 12:01 a.m., this morning, Friday, August 12, 2011. It will end at midnight Sales Tax HolidaySunday, August 14, 2011. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. Find out more.

Books are not included in this sale, but school supplies are!


“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.

Interesting that not ALL school supplies are exempt. For example transparent tape is exempt, but not masking tape. A bit strange don't you think? Here's the list showing which ones are exempt (E for Exempt) and which ones aren't (T for Taxable):


The following is a list of school supplies and their taxable status if they are sold for $15 or less during the tax-exemption period.


E Binders
E Calculators
E Cellophane (transparent) tape
E Colored pencils
E Compasses
E Composition books
E Computer disks (floppies and blank CDs)



T Computer paper
E Construction paper
T Correction tape, fluid, or pens
E Crayons
E Erasers
E Folders
E Glue (stick and liquid)
E Highlighters
E Legal pads
E Lunch boxes
E Markers
T Masking tape
E Notebook filler paper
E Notebooks
E Paste
E Pencils including mechanical and refills
E Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills
E Poster board
E Poster paper
T Printer paper
E Protractors
E Rulers
E Scissors


T Staplers
T Staples



Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • August 12 2011 06:55AM