Tag: sales tax holidays

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A $171 million tax package, featuring sales tax “holidays” for back-to-school shoppers in August and for people buying hurricane supplies in June, was delivered Wednesday to Gov. Rick Scott. The measure (HB 7087) was among 35 bills that landed on Scott’s desk, including several “claim” bills and a proposal (HB 37) that would allow physicians, […]

Staff ReportsMarch 13, 2018
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The head of the Florida Retail Federation said Tuesday that one of the trade association’s “biggest successes” was helping block a criminal justice reform that would have raised the threshold for a felony theft charge. “Keeping the threshold at its current limit of $300 will help to protect retailed by deterring theft, discouraging criminals from […]

Dominic CalabroAugust 3, 2016
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Few legislative decisions have been as wildly popular as Florida’s “sales tax holidays.” They have become more than just a tax break. They are a traditional back-to-school event that families plan for, neighbors talk about and businesses promote. This year’s back-to-school sales tax holiday — from Aug. 5 through 7 — is shorter than last year and […]


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