No sales tax will be collected on clothing, footwear and specific school supplies August 3rd through August 5, 2012.
Florida laws directs there will be no sales tax collected on clothing, footwear and specific school supplies, selling for $75.00 or less per item, during this three-day holiday which begins at 12:01 AM Friday, August 3rd and lasts through 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Eligible school supplies must be selling for $15.00 or less. Books are NOT exempt during the holiday!
Clothing is clothing and footwear, not skis, fins or roller blades, but real shoes and clothing. Accessories such as umbrellas, jewelry, and sporting equipment are all excluded. (However, martial arts attire is exempt.)
School supplies includes pens, paper, crayons, notebooks, lunch boxes, rulers, calculators and more. (Just try finding a scientific calculator for under $15.00!) Clothing and school supplies sold within specific entertainment complexes are also excluded from the sale, like Disney World, the airport, and vacation resorts, for example.
For a complete list of the rules, examples of sales, and a detailed list of exempt and taxable items, see this pdf = dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip12a01-02.pdf.