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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

1/3/2024
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is urging Floridians to take advantage of the 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, which began Monday, January 1, 2024, and ends on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As we return from the holiday season, getting ready for the new school year can be an expensive time for Floridians, and that is why I’m encouraging Florida families to take full advantage of the second back-to-school sales tax holiday this January. This tax break is the second opportunity families will have to ensure their children have all the supplies they need to reach their full academic potential this school year. A huge thank you to Governor DeSantis and the Legislature for passing and signing this important sales tax holiday. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start the spring semester off right!”

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including: clothing, footwear, and certain accessories with a sales price of $100 or less per item, certain school supplies with a sales price of $50 or less per item, learning aids and jigsaw puzzles with a sales price of $30 or less, personal computers and certain computer-related accessories with a sales price of $1,500 or less, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue's 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Tax Information Publication (TIP) as well as their Frequently Asked Questions for consumers and businesses.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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