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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

8/1/2019

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is reminding Floridians to take advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starting Friday, August 2, 2019 and running through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Nationally, the average family shopping for K-12 students is expected to reach nearly $700. As we near the start of a new school year in the Sunshine State, I encourage Floridians to take full advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend to stock up on new school clothes, certain supplies, and technology items up to $1,000. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for back to school savings."

During the sales tax holiday, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue's 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Tax Information Publication (TIP), as well as their Frequently Asked Questions.
 
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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).