The state’s annual back to school sales tax holiday could be 10 days longer this year.
Move over Black Friday. A freshman House Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that would create a sales-tax holiday on November 28th for many small businesses in Florida.
Sure to please many school-supply-buyers, the Florida Legislature approved a three-day tax holiday in August.
The Florida House passed a plethora of tax cuts Thursday that includes multiple sales tax holidays in the coming year. The bill will reduce the state revenue by $100 million and complete Governor Rick Scott’s election year plan of $500 million in tax cuts.
Florida shoppers hoping to get a break from sales tax on certain items will have their chance in August.
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.
Mark your calendars. Next weekend shoppers will be able to buy back to school supplies tax free.