TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida parents shopping for the new school year are getting a smaller, shorter back-to-school sales tax holiday.
The sales tax holiday kicks off this coming Friday at 12:01 a.m. and will last the entire weekend. Last year's 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. That's a sizable drop from last year when shoppers could buy clothing worth $100 or less without paying taxes.
Last year consumers did not have to pay taxes on clothing worth $100 or less. Another major change for this year is that legislators eliminated computers from the tax break.
Gov. Rick Scott asked for a longer tax holiday but legislators ignored his request.
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