TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Twitter that this year’s sales tax holiday in August will last for 10 days.

“A 10-day sales tax holiday will allow FL families to keep $60 million of their hard earned money,” read a tweet on Scott’s official account.

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The “Back to School” sales tax holiday is used to help parents buy supplies such as pens, paper, crayons, glue, backpacks, and some clothing items. Last year, computers, e-readers, tablets, and select accessories were also added to the list of exempt items.

In 2013, the state Revenue Estimating Conference said the tax break cost Florida $28.3 million in revenue, with local governments losing approximately $6.4 million. The 2013 loss was up from an estimated $25.9 million loss of sales tax revenue during the 2012 sales tax holiday.

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More details about the extended sales tax holiday will be released leading up to the 10-day sale in August.