Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in Alabama and Florida This Weekend

Alabama and Florida will hold their annual sales tax holidays beginning Friday, August 5, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, software, clothing, shoes and other items free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.

IN ALABAMA, you won’t pay sales tax on shoes and clothing that cost less than $100 per item if you buy them this weekend. You also won’t have to pay sales tax on many school supply items that are $50 or less.

List of tax exempt items in Alabama: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STHolidayQuickRefSheet16.pdf

Click here to see if your city or town is participating in the tax holiday: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STholiday.cfm

—————

IN FLORIDA, you won’t pay sales tax on shoes and clothing that cost less than $60 per item if you buy them this weekend. You also won’t have to pay sales tax on many school supply items that are $15 or less.

List of tax exempt items in Florida: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip16a01-06_2016final06022016.pdf

The Florida sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $60
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15
  • Books that are not otherwise exempt
  • Personal computers and computer-related accessories
  • Rentals or leases of any of these items
  • Repairs or alterations of any of these items
  • Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s