Friday, December 3, 2021

Don’t miss the tax-free weekend



Each year, Florida has a tax-free weekend. In Collier County, that applies to the 6% retail sales tax. The tax-free event is timed to coincide with the heavy back-to-school shopping parents do to prepare children for the coming school year. The tax-free event runs from 12:01 AM on Friday, August 12th through 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 14th.

Tax exempt purchases can include school uniforms, backpacks, hats, jackets, sweaters, shirts, shorts, pants and skirts, shoes, sleepwear and more up to $75 per item. School supplies such as pens, pencils, calculators, crayons, glue, binders, paper, rulers, poster board, scissors, markers, lunch boxes, etc. are tax exempt up to $15 per item. According to the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR), books are not included in the exemption this year.

Further information and a complete list of tax exempt items and applicable restrictions can be found at the FDOR website: tips/pdf/tip11a01-03.pdf. You can get the best bang for your back-to-school buck by checking the website, watching for store sales and planning to shop accordingly!

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