Bills expand sales tax holidays for school, storm supplies
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.