Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:52 pm | Updated: 5:31 pm, Sat Jan 18, 2014.

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposed 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday, as part of the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.”

The announcement was made at the Florida Chamber Insurance Summit in Orlando. The proposal is estimated to save Florida households almost $60 million during the 10-day holiday.

“I’m excited to announce that we will work to create another back-to-school sales tax holiday this year, as part of our ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget,'" said Governor Scott. "Florida families will be able to buy normal school supplies like pens, pencils and paper, as well as computers and clothes without paying state or local sales tax on it. By creating this holiday, we’ll help Floridians keep more of their money, while helping prepare every Florida student for another school year.”

Tax-free items during the holiday include clothing priced less than $100 (including footwear), back-to-school items less than $15 (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.), and computers and computer equipment less than $750.

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