It’s time to head back-to-school, and that means it’s also time for the annual Florida Sales Tax Holiday, which will take place this year August 4-6.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax. This includes:
- Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item such as binders, calculators, cellophane (transparent) tape, colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, poster paper and scissors
- Clothing, footwear, certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
- Personal computers and certain accessories, selling for $750 or less per item, such as laptops and tablets; data storage, such as jump, flash and thumb drives; e-book readers; and printers and headphones when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use
For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.
The Florida Mall is hosting a Back-to-School event on Saturday, August 5 from noon to 3pm in the Center Court (near the Dining Pavilion). Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy beauty demonstrations, food sampling, an interactive photo booth, and can enter giveaways for school supplies and backpacks.
Also, throughout the weekend, local resident shoppers can receive a free savings passport by presenting a valid Florida ID at Simon Guest Services. Visit simon.com for more info.
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Orlando International Premium Outlets will host a Back-to-School event on Saturday, August 5 from 11am to 2pm in the Main Entrance of the center near Vinitto’s Restaurant. Shoppers will have the opportunity to enjoy roaming entertainment, special giveaways, extra promotions from participating stores, live music, a photo booth, an enter-to-win shopping spree, and more. Visit simon.com for more info.
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On Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets will host a Back to School event during the shopping fun. On both days in the Food Court Patio, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live music from noon to 4pm, plus face painting, and a photo booth from noon to 3pm. On Saturday, there will also be arts and crafts and a Coke Float event from noon to 3pm. Visit simon.com for more info.
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