TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - A Senate Republican on Wednesday proposed holding a 10-day tax "holiday" in August for back-to-school shoppers.
Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, filed the proposal on the same day that Gov. Rick Scott announced a proposed tax-package that included a similar 10-day tax holiday.
Under Perry's proposal (SB 490), shoppers would be able to avoid paying sales taxes from Aug. 4 through Aug. 13 on clothing that costs $100 or less per item.
Also, the tax break would apply to school supplies that cost $15 or less and personal computers and related accessories that cost $1,000 or less.
A news release from Scott's office did not provide such details about his proposed tax-holiday, other than to say it would last 10 days and reduce taxes by $72 million.
The proposals by Perry and Scott will be considered during the legislative session that starts March 7.