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Tax Free Weekend is Here Saving Shoppers Money

Tax Free Weekend is Here Saving Shoppers Money

Florida consumers will be looking to save some money, while the state's 270,000 retail stores will be looking to make a windfall from this weekend's back-to-school sales tax holiday.

Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend will run from August 4 through August 6 and will include most school supplies $15 or less, clothing, shoes and accessories under $60 and computers and related accessories under $750.

Jefferson County will not charge its 1.625 percent sales tax, and Arnold, Kimmswick, Herculaneum and Hillsboro won't collect sales tax on back-to-school items during the holiday. Alex Boehnke of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants says the state's most recent numbers show Ohioans saved $3.3 million on the sales tax holiday in 2015.

Families are also anticipated to spend up to $84 billion on back-to-school spending this year, up 10 percent from the $76 billion spent last year.

"This is a win-win for families, businesses and, most importantly, students", said Eklund, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 9, which grants the sales tax holiday.

And while local sales taxes are collected in 38 states, according to the Tax Foundation, those 16 are giving shoppers a break. Diapers, diaper bags and baby clothes are also tax-free during the holiday.

School supply lists can be found on the homepages of the division's elementary and middle schools.

The sales tax package will save an estimated $92 million in tax breaks during the budget year which began July 1. "I would take advantage of it if I needed one".

"The tax holiday is a great idea", Burnett said.

Meanwhile, a study released by the Washington D.C. -based nonprofit Tax Foundation found that shoppers waited for the sales tax holiday to buy eligible items, "thereby slowing sales in the weeks prior to and following the holiday". "We are excited about the weekend, and we know they are too".

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