TALLAHASSEE, FL - Governor Jeb Bush has approved this year's sales tax holiday for certain back-to-school items. Bush signed the plan into law June 20th. It runs from July 23rd to July 31st.
Shoppers will get a break on state and local taxes on clothes,
shoes, or books that cost $50 or less. The plan also covers
school supplies costing $10 or less. This year's sales tax holiday is expected to save consumers more than 31 million dollars. A spokesman for the Florida Retail Federation says shoppers, stores and government all benefit from the sales tax holiday.
This year, state lawmakers gave shoppers two sales tax holidays.
The first one covered certain hurricane supplies earlier this month
and was greeted enthusiastically by shoppers.