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Bills expand sales tax holidays for school, storm supplies

Scaled back sales tax holiday returns to Florida
Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 11:57:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sales tax holidays for school and hurricane supplies would be expanded under bills approved by a Florida Senate committee.

The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously approved the bills Tuesday.

One would create an 18-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies from May 29 through June 15. It would include items like batteries, generators, coolers, flashlights and other items.

The other bill would create a 10-day sales tax holiday for clothes worth $60 or less and school supplies from July 31 to Aug. 9.

This year the state had a seven-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies and a five-day sales tax holiday for school supplies.