Indian River County Students Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

Back-To-School sales tax holiday in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
Back-To-School sales tax holiday in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

SEBASTIAN – It’s about that time of year again in Sebastian and Vero Beach! Students in Indian River County are encouraged to shop for back to school clothes and supplies during the Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday.

Friday, Aug 3rd, 2108 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, Aug 5th, 2018 11:59 p.m qualifying school supplies will be sales tax-free.

On these days, there will not be any sales tax collected on purchases of footwear, clothing, certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, and certain school supplies that cost $15 or less per item.

Items that are NOT TAX EXEMPT are as follows:

  • Any piece of clothing selling for more than $60;
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
  • Books that are not otherwise exempt;
  • Rentals or leases of any eligible items;
  • Repairs or alterations of any qualifying items; or
  • Sales of any eligible items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

The Florida Department of Revenue has outlined everything you need to know in a PDF file that you can download from their website.


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