Fla. Gov. oks sales tax holiday for August

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Posted at 6:25 PM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 18:25:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida shoppers this August will get to buy computers without having to pay sales taxes.


      Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a bill reauthorizing the state's popular back-to-school sales tax holiday. This year's sales tax holiday will take place from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4.


      Shoppers will not have to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax on clothes worth $75 or less or on school supplies worth $15 or less.


      But this year's tax holiday also has a new twist. Those looking for a new computer worth $750 or less also will not have to pay taxes on their purchase during the three-day period.


      This tax break also applies to tablets, laptops, electronic readers. Shoppers will still have to pay taxes on the purchase of a cellphone