Florida Families Save on Back-to-School Supplies

July 30, 2021

FDOE Press Office

Florida Families Save on Back-to-School Supplies
~ 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Extended to 10 Days ~

Tallahassee, Fla., July 30, 2021 – As Florida families begin preparing for another school year, Governor Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis, Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale are reminding Floridians that they can save money on school supplies and clothing during the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Saturday, July 31 through Monday August 9. The sales tax holiday is predicted to save Florida families $69.4 million this year.

“We continue to make major strides to invest in our students, and with the start of the school year around the corner, I’m proud to provide this opportunity for Florida families to save money as they buy critical supplies for their kids,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “I want to thank the Florida Legislature for fighting for Florida’s families and extending the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday to 10 days this year, saving Florida families more than $69 million.”

“There is nothing more important for the future of our state than investing in our children,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “We will continue to work towards empowering our students by equipping them with the tools they need to be successful in life. I encourage all Florida families to take advantage of this extended Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday and stock up on supplies for a great school year!”

“Saving money while shopping for school supplies has never been more vital than now, and I encourage families throughout Florida to save money this week by shopping for their students’ school supplies – tax free,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “Getting school supplies and preparing for the upcoming school year can be expensive, and this tax break comes at the perfect time and will help Florida’s families prepare for the upcoming school year and set their students up for success.”

"A new school year is always an exciting time, and the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is a great opportunity to save money while picking up the supplies students need to excel," said Jim Zingale, Executive Director of the Department of Revenue. "Information about qualifying items is available on the Department of Revenue's website at floridarevenue.com/backtoschool."

The 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; certain clothing, footwear, and accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

For more information and to view the lists of qualifying items, visit the Department of Revenue's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday website at floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.

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