TALLAHASSE, Fla. - Floridians will get three different sales tax holidays this year if Governor Rick Scott signs the bill that the Legislature approved on Friday.
The $105 million tax cut package included in HB 5601 includes a back-to-school sales tax holiday from Aug. 1-3. It also includes a three-day sales tax holiday in September on the purchase of energy efficient appliances. It also includes a nine-day sales tax holiday on the sale of hurricane preparation supplies such as batteries and generators.
“We haven’t tried it before, but I think it’s going to be a positive thing,” Senator John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) tells WOKV News.
Thrasher says if it goes well and the economy keeps growing, then it could be something that they approve again.
During the school supplies holiday, shoppers would not have to pay sales taxes on any clothes worth $100 or less. Shoppers would not have to pay taxes on school supplies worth $15 or less or on the first $750 of a personal computer.