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Florida back-to-school tax holiday returns; here’s what’s tax free

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Florida’s popular back-to-school sales tax holiday returns this weekend, with tax exemptions on a broad range of school-related products. The 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, somewhat shorter than in past years, begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. During the three-day period, purchases of specified school supplies and clothing are exempt from sales tax. Tax-exempt clothing and accessories are defined as any article of clothing, wallet or bag, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs and…

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Tax holiday, skimmer laws give Florida Retail Federation plenty of Session cheer

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With the 2016 Legislative Session in the books, the Florida Retail Federation said Friday that Florida’s 270,000 retail businesses have plenty of reasons to celebrate. The trade group said “a number of positive retail-specific bills” made it through the House and Senate and their impact will be felt at “pharmacies, grocers, convenience stores, restaurants, law enforcement, and Florida’s overall business community.” The favorite Back-to-School sales tax holiday, which state economists say saves Florida shoppers $23 million, topped FRF’s list of…

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