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Scaled Back Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies Returns Friday

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    Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies Starts Friday

    NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more on what you can and can't get during the three day period.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The tax holiday kicks off Friday at 12:01 a.m. and will last the entire weekend - three years ago, the holiday lasted 10 days.

    • Shoppers won't have to pay state or local sales taxes on clothes worth $60 or less and on school supplies worth $15 or less.

    Florida parents shopping for the new school year are getting a slimmed down back-to-school tax holiday.

    The tax holiday kicks off Friday at 12:01 a.m. and will last the entire weekend. Three years ago, the back-to-school tax holiday lasted 10 days.

    Shoppers won't have to pay state or local sales taxes on clothes worth $60 or less and on school supplies worth $15 or less. In 2014 and 2015, shoppers could buy clothing worth up to $100 without paying taxes.

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    From Friday to Sunday, you can save some money while getting your child ready for the new year. Lourdes Rodriguez and Sara Valega from Simon Malls have tips before you take part.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    Legislators this year also eliminated a tax break for computers and computer related accessories. Last year, consumers were allowed to avoid paying sales tax on computers costing $750 or less.

    Florida's statewide sales tax is 6 percent, although some cities and counties charge more.

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