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Sales Tax Holiday

January 11th, 2010 by flanews

Parents could get a small break this summer when shopping for back-to-school supplies.

Legislative leaders joined Governor Charlie Crist today to introduce a bill to bring reinstitute the back-to-school sales tax holiday. The tax break was killed two years ago because of economic troubles and a budget shortfall. Crist says bringing back the break will help boost sales around the state.

The studies indicate that when you reduce the tax burden on people, you entice them to come in and to shop more. So, its going to help small businesses across the state as well as families across Florida as it reduces taxes at the same time, said Crist.

If the tax holiday is passed then this summer parents will save on pen, pencils, paper and other back to school items like clothes.

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