Back To School Sales Tax Holiday
Under a bill approved by the Florida House, Floridians would get four sales holidays this year.
Attention shoppers: Mark Aug. 2 to Aug. 4 on your calendars. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a bill (SB 916) that would allow back-to-school shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous types of items during the three-day period in August.
Back to school items wouldn’t include a Game Boy, digital media receivers or even cell phones, a Senate committee decided Wednesday in setting out what should be included in a back-to-school tax break.
There’s good news for Florida shoppers before they send their kids off to school next fall.
If you have kids headed back to school this fall, you’re one step closer to getting a break, once again, on the sales tax you’d pay for back to school supplies. The Florida House Wednesday approved an August tax holiday, which now heads to the Florida Senate for action.
Time is running out to take advantage of the back to school tax-free holiday.
Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that creates a three-day sales tax holiday for back to school shopping.
Despite tight budget times, back-to-school shoppers will get a three-day sales tax reprieve this year.