Gov. Scott Approves Three Sales Tax Holidays

ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — While attending the annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill which would create three sales tax holidays this year including one right at the start of hurricane season.

Scott signed the bill Monday at the annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference.

The nine-day sales tax holiday on the sale of hurricane preparation supplies such as batteries and generators would begin . This holiday starts May 31st.

The legislation also authorizes a three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday in August. Under the bill, shoppers would not have to pay sales taxes on any clothes worth $100 or less, 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.

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