Gov. Rick Scott was in Miami with First Lady Ann Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Wednesday to visit LR Uniforms and highlight the back-to-school sales tax holiday set to begin Friday, Aug. 3 and end at the close of business Sunday, Aug. 5.
See his video announcement here.
During this holiday, Floridians will not be charged sales tax on supplies for the upcoming school year, saving families $32.7 million. Gov. Scott reminded a gathered crowd that since he took office in 2011, taxes have been cut nearly 100 times, saving Floridians more than $10 billion. The 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and enthusiastically signed into law by Scott.
Items qualifying for sales tax exemption include certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
To see a list of back-to-school supplies that are tax free August 3-5, click here.