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Florida Gov. Rick Scott approves 3 sales tax holidays

Posted: May 12, 2014 - 1:09pm  |  Updated: May 12, 2014 - 1:12pm
Florida Gov. Rick Scott  Associated Press
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott

ORLANDO — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving his approval to a bill that would create three sales tax holidays this year.

Scott signed the bill Monday at the annual Governor's Hurricane Conference.

The measure (HB 5601) includes a nine-day sales tax holiday on the sale of hurricane preparation supplies such as batteries, flashlights and generators. This holiday starts May 31.

The legislation also authorizes a three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday in August.

Under the bill, shoppers would not have to pay sales taxes on any clothes worth $100 or less, school supplies worth $15 or less or on the first $750 of a personal computer.

The bill includes a three-day sales tax holiday in September on the purchase of energy-efficient appliances. The legislation also eliminates sales taxes on children's bike helmets.

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Newcastle 05/12/14 - 03:42 pm
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That's nice, I suppose, but I

That's nice, I suppose, but I think people over-react to this. They flock to the tax-free days to save 7%, but if a store at any other time announced BIG SALE! 7% OFF SELECTED MERCHANDISE! people would react with a big yawn.

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