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NBC 6's Donna Rapado talks with shoppers Julie Milan and Katherine Madrigal, who are taking advantage of Florida s sales tax holiday to get back-to-school supplies.
Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday and ends on Sunday at midnight.
Tax-free clothing must be under $75. Tax-free school supplies must cost less than $15 and include pens, pencils, notebook paper, legal pads, binders, folders, scissors, glue and lunch boxes.
“I look forward to take advantage of it for work clothes, anything I could. It’s a good thing. It’s tax-free so the best thing to do is make use of it,” said shopper Peaches Davis.
Store are expecting an influx of shoppers.
“It’s the time when a lot of girls from high school come in. We have a lot of collections for the fall. It gets really busy but we’re really excited. We like to help everyone,” said Camila Gamero, a store manager.
But some shoppers told NBC 6 that they won't be going to stores Friday so they can avoid the crowds.
Brenda Joya said the tax holiday is too much like Christmas, so she made her purchases Thursday.
Kim Leon, who was also not interested in fighting the crowds, also shopped Thursday, before the holiday began at midnight.
Asked how much she would spend on her high schooler, she responded, "Gosh, I don't know, maybe at least one hundred (dollars) probably, by the time I'm done."