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'Small Business Saturday' Proposed By Florida House Member

Nov 6, 2017

With a Senate committee scheduled to take up the issue Monday, a House Democrat has proposed creating a “Small Business Saturday” sales-tax holiday in November 2018.

With computers returned to the discount list, Florida retailers are readying for back-to-school shoppers this weekend during the state's sales-tax “holiday.”

The holiday, which will run Friday through Sunday, is a large part of a tax-cut package (HB 7109) that lawmakers passed this spring. The package is projected to provide $91.6 million in tax breaks during the budget year that started July 1.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins Thursday. To help Florida residents get ready, the state is offering a tax break on storm supplies.

Florida’s veterans could enjoy two full months without sales tax if one South Florida lawmaker gets his way.  But he’ll face an uphill battle in a year with so little new money available.

  State officials are promoting the potential for long-term savings on utility bills as they tout sales-tax breaks this weekend for shoppers who buy energy-saving and water-conserving appliances.

The discount period, which begins Friday, is the third sales-tax "holiday" offered by Florida lawmakers as part of an election-year package of tax cuts.