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10-day sales tax holiday begins Friday

10-day sales tax holiday begins Friday

A 10-day, back-to-school tax holiday starts Friday, allowing shoppers to save money while loading up on clothes, shoes, school supplies and computers. The Florida Legislature is going back to a 10-day tax holiday from three days for the first time since 2007, a break that gives a 6 percent to 7 percent discount on top of back-to-school sales typically offered by retailers. Shoppers won't pay sales tax on most clothes and shoes that cost less than $100, as well as items such as diapers and backpacks. The discount also applies to most school supplies of less than $15 and computers less than $750 and accessories. "It will be nice to have that extra time and not cram it all...

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