is Aug. 4-6.
For three days, Florida consumers will pay zero tax on hundreds of items, from clothes and shoes ($60 or less) to school supplies ($15 or less) to computers and tablets ($750 or less).
A welcome change this year: Shoppers will be able to pocket up to $45 in sales tax on each of more than 40 pricey tech items, from laptops to flash drives to e-book readers. In 2016, those items were not exempt.
Florida’s sales tax is 6 percent, which is the rate in Broward County. Sales tax in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties is 7 percent. Other Florida counties may impose an additional tax on purchases as well.
Among tax-free items: Computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), printer cartridges, clothing, shoes, backpacks, purses, lunch boxes and notebooks.
Use our handy searchable database to see which items are tax-free.
SOURCE: Florida Department of Revenue
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