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Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday

Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday

TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses. Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales tax for small business on Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small business advocacy groups like the National Federation of Independent Businesses have been trumping ‘Small Business Saturday’ in recent years as a counter to traditional ‘Black Friday’ consumer rush that big box retailers enjoy. Now, they’re looking to capitalize. “Small Business Saturday has been seven years in the making, and...