Sales tax holiday is this weekend

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the start of the school year in Northeast Florida. St. Johns County students won’t go back to school until Aug. 31. Duval students return Aug. 20.

But one thing hasn’t changed: the annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, which begins Friday, Aug. 7, and ends Sunday, Aug. 9.

Once again, no sales tax or local option tax will be collected on many school-related items during this time.

Briefly, this applies to purchases of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less each; purchases of certain school supplies selling for $15 or less each; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers as well as some related accessories when purchased for noncommercial, personal use.

Though some purchases are obviously school-related, others may be less so, and yet are eligible for the tax holiday. For a complete list of items and exemptions, go to floridarevenue.com/backtoschool and click the download button.

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