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Florida Legislature Approves Storm, School Tax Holidays

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    Tax Free Weekend Begins Today

    Save some money this weekend as the kids prepare for the 2017-2018 school year. (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Floridians will get a 3-day back-to-school sales tax holiday under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

    • The House and Senate voted Sunday for the legislation that also creates a seven-day storm preparation tax holiday later this year.

    Floridians will get a 3-day back-to-school sales tax holiday under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

    The House and Senate voted Sunday for the legislation (HB 7087) that also creates a seven-day storm preparation tax holiday later this year. Floridians would be able to buy batteries, portable radios and generators tax-free during a week-long period in June.

    The nearly $170 million tax cut package also includes a slight decrease in the tax charged on commercial rent and a cut in tax charged on fuel used by airlines.

    Gov. Rick Scott proposed his own tax cut package, but legislators either scaled back or ignored the governor's suggestion.

    Scott wanted a 10-day back to school tax holiday and he also wanted to cut the cost of renewing or getting a driver's license.

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