On June 15, 2015, the Florida Senate passed House Bill 33-A, a tax relief package intended to save Floridians $400 million. Signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2015, this package includes the removal of sales taxes on college textbooks until June 30, 2016.  The Section 29 of HB33-A defines textbooks as required or recommended print or digital instructional material used in the course of instruction. It also states that taxes “may not be collected on the retail sale of textbooks that are required or recommended for use in a course offered by a public postsecondary educational institution.” The tax exemptions do not extend to instructional materials purchased in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, or airports.

Learn more about HB33-A, or read HB33-A in its entirety.

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