Don’t Forget Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus Campaign During Florida Tax Holiday!

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, select Krispy Kreme locations in Central Florida are supporting The Salvation Army’s 2015 “Stuff the Bus” campaign, and there’s still time to participate during this week’s Florida Sales Tax Holiday.

 Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus Campaign

While you’re out and about purchasing school supplies for your family, pick up a couple of extra. Then take them to a participating Krispy Kreme location.

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Florida Sales Tax Holiday Returns August 2 – 4, 2013

One of the best times of the year to shop, especially for back-to-school items, is the annual Florida Sales Tax Holiday. During this time, sales tax is waived on select items. For 2013, the holiday runs August 2 through 4.

Florida Sales Tax HolidayItems that may be purchased without sales tax are:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Certain clothing accessories
  • Certain school supplies
  • Personal computers and certain related accessories (new for 2013!)

During this weekend, sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on personal computers and certain related accessories selling for $750 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

This three-day tax holiday is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013.

For a complete list of acceptable items, and rules for purchases, visit

Also keep an eye out for great sales at Orlando-area stores this weekend, and multiply your savings!

Florida Sales Tax Holiday will Run from August 12-14, 2011

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, the state of Florida will be holding a sales tax holiday from August 12-14, 2011.

During this time period, select purchases will not be charged a sales tax. Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less will be tax-exempt, as will certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.

“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.

“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

Among the items not included in the tax-free status are books, including text books, and clothing bought at theme parks. No writing off that Mickey sweatshirt this year.

A complete list of rules and  items allowed can be found online at the state’s official website.

This weekend would be a good time to hit up the clearance sales at local outlet malls. Makes a good deal even better when you don’t have to pay that 6% or so sales tax.

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