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How to Take Advantage of Florida Sales Tax Holiday

The Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016 returns August 5-7 and The Avenue Viera wants savvy back-to-school shoppers to know all about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers.
While state lawmakers scaled back how much they were willing to set aside for tax cuts, and reduced the back-to-school tax holiday from 10 days to just three, this Friday through Sunday period still offers tremendous savings for families preparing to send kids off to schools and colleges.
Here’s a quick sampling of eligible items and where to shop for them.

  • Accessories*
    – includes belts, scarves, ties and handbags.
    Find them at: Blue Jasmine, Charming Charlie, Claire, Francesca’s, Justice, Old Navy
  • Backpacks and School Supplies
    Find them at: Belk, Books A Million, Blue Jasmine, Kohl’s, Office Depot, Sports Authority
  • Clothes
    – includes blouses, shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, dresses, coats and underwear.
    Find them at: Belk, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Chico’s, Francesca’s, Jos A Bank, Justice, Kohl’s, Lane Bryant, LOFT, Men’s Warehouse, Old Navy, Pac Sun, Sundress Boutique, Talbots
  • Shoes
    Find them at: Belk, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Famous Footwear, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Pac Sun, SAS Shoes, Sports Authority
  • Sleepwear
    Find them at: Belk, Justice, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Squishy Bath and Body Goods

*Some items NOT eligible for sales tax exemption include jewelry, watches, and sunglasses.

For a complete list of eligible items, visit

The Avenue Viera is located at 2261 Town Center Avenue in Viera, just north of Wickham Road between I-95 and Lake Andrew Drive. For more information, visit