Florida Legislature Approves 3 Sales Tax Holidays
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Sure to please many school-supply-buyers, the Florida Legislature approved a three-day tax holiday in August.
The tax cut package was approved Friday and sent to Gov. Rick Scott.
The $105 million tax cut package includes a back-to-school sales tax holiday that would last from Aug. 1-3.
Under the bill (HB 5601), shoppers would not have to pay sales taxes on any clothes worth $100 or less. Shoppers would not have to pay taxes on school supplies worth $15 or less or on the first $750 of a personal computer.
The bill also includes a three-day sales tax holiday in September on the purchase of energy efficient appliances. It also includes a nine-day sales tax holiday on the sale of hurricane preparation supplies such as batteries and generators.
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