Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday Save Big on Supplies from July 24 to August 6!

Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday: Save Big on Supplies from July 24 to August 6!

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Starting on July 24, Florida kicks off its annual tax holiday, allowing shoppers to make tax-free purchases on certain back-to-school items.

“I just found out yesterday actually, so I’m excited about that. Go ahead and save me a few dollars. I’m super excited to get that back-to-school shopping started,” said Lakeisha Peace, one of the shoppers.

During this tax holiday, sales taxes will be waived on clothing, shoes, school supplies, and personal computers priced at $1,500 or less.

National chains like Target, Office Depot, Best Buy, and Kohl’s have already announced their back-to-school sales, with some offering ongoing discount programs for students and teachers.

Scott Shalley, president of the Florida Retail Federation, mentioned that many retailers offer additional sales on top of the tax breaks, making it an excellent opportunity for customers to save money on both taxes and purchases from local retailers.

Furthermore, lawmakers have approved a second, similar holiday that will take place during the first two weeks of January.

The aim is to provide families with a chance to save on more supplies at the start of the spring semester. Marketing expert Tom Jelneck expressed, “This is a tremendous opportunity for parents to save and refresh their kids’ wardrobe.”

The tax holiday will run from July 24 through August 6. Shoppers are thrilled about the prospect of buying what they need while saving some cash. “It’s going to help a lot,” said Peace.

“I always look forward to back-to-school shopping when it’s tax-free. I try and wait till that time, so I’m excited about that for tomorrow.”

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