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Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2012


Florida Governor Rick Scott has renewed the state’s sales tax holiday. The Florida state sales tax holiday will be held August 3-5, 2012.

“Shoppers can buy any item of clothing, $75 or less, and school supplies under $15 without paying state or local sales tax,” according to WKRG news.

The SALT report for Florida clarifies that “State sales tax and county discretionary sales surtax will not be collected from 12:01 a.m. on August 3, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. on august 5, 2012….”

In the list provided by SALT, items include:

  • Clothing – “…any article intended to be worn on or about the human body, excluding watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, or handkerchiefs, and all footwear, excluding skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates.”;
  • Wallets;
  • Bags;
  • Backpacks;
  • Fanny packs; and
  • School supplies – “…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 or paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.”

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”