From Friday 08/02/2013 12:01 a.m.

To 08/04/2013 Sunday 11:59 p.m.

Visit the Florida State Website for more information at www.myflorida.com/dor

What’s exempt

  • electronic devices costing up to $750
  • Excluded are software considered recreational, cellphones, digital media receivers and video game consoles, digital media receivers
  • Clothing, shoes and certain accessories selling for $75 or less
  • School supplies costing up to $15
  • The tax break applies to in-store and online purchases.

What’s not Exempt:

  • suitcases
  • skis
  • swim fins
  • jewelry
  • sporting equipment
  • skates, ,
  • masking tape
  • books
  • printer paper
  • staples/stapler


  • Manufacturers’ coupons can’t be applied to reduce the cost of an item to qualify it for the exemption
  • Store coupons and discounts can be used to lower the price in order to make the item tax-free.

Sales are estimated by The Florida Retail Federation to reach about $400 million during the holiday.