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Tax Free Weekend Reminder

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on August 2, 2013

Tax Free Weekend by Miamism.com

Florida Sales-Tax Holiday started today!! And yes it has its limitations but plenty of stores are offering additional sales to help out with back-to-school expenses. It ends on Sunday, August 4th.  The Miami Herald spells out the limitations or click here for RULES:

Costs

•  Clothing must cost less than $75 per item.

•  School supplies must cost less than $15 per item.

•  Computers and accessories must cost less than $750 per item.

Rules

•  Items sold as a unit — such as a pair of shoes — cannot be split up to qualify for the tax exemption.

• Each item purchased must fall beneath the price limit. Buy-one, get-one and other discounted items cannot be averaged to qualify.

Qualified

• Clothes

• Wallet

• Handbags, backpacks, diaper bags

• Shoes

• Lunchboxes

• Binders, notebooks, pens

• Computers, tablets, keyboards, routers, printers, modems

• E-readers

• Non-recreational software

Yes

•  Gift certificates used for payment

•  Store coupons

•  Layaway, provided the contract and deposit are made during the tax holiday

•  Mail order and online purchases

Excluded

• Books

• Gift certificates

• Briefcases

• Suitcases/garment bags

• Sports gear

• Watches

• Jewelry

• Umbrellas

• Rental items

• Staplers, printing paper

• Cellphones

• Video games and recreational software

• Digital cameras, televisions

No

•  Purchase of gift certificate

•  After-purchase rebates to qualify items

•  Repairs or alterations

Returns and exchanges

•  Exchanges for the same item in a different size or color after the tax holiday will not be taxed.

•  Exchanges for different items after the tax holiday are taxable.

Please check out Miami On the Cheap for more info and tips.

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