Senator Keith Perry this week filed Senate Bill 490, a bill relating to a tax exemption on school supplies. This bill does not allow taxes to be collected on the sale of certain school supplies from August 4th through August 14th of this year.
“For Florida’s hardworking families, every dollar counts at back-to-school time,” said Senator Perry. “I am proud to sponsor this common sense plan to put money back in the pockets of parents across the state.”
Some of the items that fall into the category of ‘tax exempt’ during the period prescribed above are:
- Clothing, wallets, backpacks, and sneakers that have a sales price of $100 or less per item;
- Pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, lunch boxes, markers, and calculators that have a sales price of $15 or less per item;
- And laptop or desktop computers that have a sales price of $1,000 or less per item.
“As I talk to folks across north central Florida, I hear the same thing over and over – people are working hard to do right by their children,” Senator Perry concluded. “Any steps we can take legislatively to lessen the burden on Florida’s families is a step in the right direction.”