It’s been more challenging than ever for families to prepare for the start of the 2020/2021 school year, and things continue to change as the Osceola County School District prepares to open its doors on August 24th. With so much going on it might be easy to miss the chance to make certain school-based purchases and save money doing it.
The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 7, 2020, and ends Sunday, August 9, 2020.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue’s Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.