- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida shoppers will get a three-day back to school tax holiday under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

Lawmakers approved the holiday as part of a tax cut package that was one of the final bills approved on Friday before the session ended. The Senate approved the measure (HB 7099) by a 35-4 vote, while the House voted 105-9 for the legislation.

Under the bill, shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on clothes worth $60 or less and on school supplies worth $15 or less.

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.

The legislation also includes several other tax breaks, including the elimination of sales tax charged on manufacturing equipment.



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