Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday 2019


As August approaches, we are reminded that school in Central Florida is right around the corner.   This year both Seminole and Orange County start on August 12, 2019

Orange County School Calender                          

Seminole County School District 2019-2020 School Calender



Seminole County School Calender

Seminole County School District 2019-2020 Calander


Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

To help off set the cost of school supplies Florida designates a tax holiday period.  This year, from August 2nd thru August 6th, you can purchase all your back-to-school supplies without paying the state sales tax.

During the sales tax holiday period the following are exempt:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
  • Certain schol supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
  • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories selling for $1000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

This sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
  • Books that are other wise exempt
  • Repairs or alterations of any eligible items; or
  • Sales of any eligible itmes in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport

Click Here For A Complete List Of Items


List Of Frequently Asked Questions For The Sales Tax Holiday

Supply List For Each School District

Seminole County Pulbic Schools Elementary Supply List

Seminole County Pulbic Schools Elementary Supply List

Orange County Public Schools Elementary Supply List

K thru 3rd Grades

K thru 3rd grades

4th and 5th Grades

4th and 5th Grades


Back-To-School Events

Back 2 School Bash

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 2pm

Orlando Fashion Square Mall

This free event supplies many of the items and services you need to get ready for another year including free back packs, dental & health screenings, haircuts and school supplies.


Back to School Fest

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 3pm

Seminole Towne Center

Free event while you shop during the tax-free weekend. Enjoy games and fun activities for the kids. Special visitors include representatives from Orlando Magic, Orlando City, and animals from the Central Florida Zoo.


Back 2 School

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 4pm

Oviedo Mall


Avalon Back to School Bash

Saturday, August 3, 10am – noon

Avalon Park Foundation

Free backpacks and supplies will be distributed to the community.


Back to School Expo Community Expo

Saturday, August 10, 10am – 2pm

Florida Technical College

Free event featuring live music, fun activities, free medical check-ups, and free backpacks (limited quantities).


Florida Kids & Family Expo

Saturday, August 17, 10am – 5pm

Orange County Convention Center

$6 tickets for a full-day of indoor fun discovering family-friendly products, vendors, and entertainment.

Additional Fuctions And Free Back To School Events Click Here