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Dominic Calabro: Sales tax holidays – a Florida tradition and boon to taxpayers, businesses

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Few legislative decisions have been as wildly popular as Florida’s “sales tax holidays.” They have become more than just a tax break. They are a traditional back-to-school event that families plan for, neighbors talk about and businesses promote. This year’s back-to-school sales tax holiday – from Aug. 5 through 7 – is shorter than last year and does not exempt from taxes some items previously included such as computers. But few tax breaks generate such excitement among taxpayers while stimulating…

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