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Gov. Scott oks 3-day back to school tax holiday

Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 12:29:06-04
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida shoppers will get a three-day back-to-school tax holiday under a bill signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.
 
On Wednesday, the governor signed the bill, which also includes a handful of other targeted tax cuts. The legislation (HB 7099) permanently eliminates sales taxes charged on manufacturing equipment.
 
Shoppers won't pay sales tax on clothes worth $60 or less and on school supplies worth $15 or less. The tax holiday runs Aug. 5 through Aug. 7.
 
Legislators scaled back this year's tax holiday. Last year, shoppers got a 10-day holiday. Legislators also eliminated computers from the tax break and reduced the value of clothes that can be purchased tax free.
 
Scott asked for a larger tax cut package but his request was largely ignored by the Florida Legislature.