Florida Enacts Back-to-School and Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays

April 2, 2018 Alex Samuel

Florida enacted legislation which creates a disaster preparedness sales tax holiday between June 1, 2018 and June 7, 2018 during which certain sales of portable flashlights, radios, generators, tarps and batteries are exempt from sales tax. In addition, the legislation creates a back-to-school sales tax holiday between August 3, 2018 and August 5, 2018 during which clothing having a sales price of $60 or less and school supplies having a sales price of $15 or less are exempt.


About the Author

Alex Samuel is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovos' Regulatory Analysis function, Alex focuses on enterprise sales tax issues arising in various domestic and international jurisdictions. Prior to Sovos, Alex worked as an attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Alex is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bars, earned his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D./LL.M from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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