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Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday begins today

This is a display of scented markers and crayons in a Walmart in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday starts today, July 31st and runs through Aug. 9th.

Now is the time for parents and students to take advantage of savings at the cash register as taxes are waived on purchases of school supplies, clothing and computers.

Florida’s sales tax is 6%, but that can be higher based on added county taxes.

The tax-free holiday includes:
~ Any clothes, shoes, or accessories that are $60 or less
~ All school supplies $15 or less
~ Computers up to the first $1,000

Florida shoppers are expected to save $69.4 million during the sales tax holiday, up from $41.8 million last year, $41.7 million in 2019 and $32.7 million in 2018, according to a legislative analysis.