Time flies when you’re having fun. Believe it or not, the start of the 2014-15 school year is right around the corner (Collier County, FL starts August 18th and Lee County, FL, August 7th). As the new school year draws nearer, parents will have to figure out how to work school supplies and clothing into their budgets. Luckily, Florida will be joining 15 other states who have decided to participate in a sales tax holiday on qualifying items such as clothing, supplies, accessories, and computers purchased August 1-3, 2014. For a complete list of eligible items, see the Florida Department of Revenue’s listing here . Also, if you live outside of Florida, Kiplinger.com has put together a great list of participating states here including links to each states’ department of revenue for more specific details.
Stephen Osborne, CPA
Certified Public Accountant