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Few Days Left For Florida's 10-Day Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

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There are just a few days left for Florida’s 10-day Back-to-School Sales Tax holiday.

Florida Retail Federation spokesman James Miller says so far, it appears the sales tax holiday—previously extended from just three days—is going well.

“The crowds are little more spaced out, which is I think is kind of how the three-day to 10-day extension was meant to be,” said Miller. “Retailers have a better grasp of when people are coming and they can spread out their inventory as well as their workforce. So, so far, so good.”

He says it’s also important to note that people of all ages can participate.

“It’s not just for people that have children in K-12,” added Miller. “So, if you’re a retiree, a husband, a wife, a college student, a professional, go out there. There’s a few more days left to take advantage of what is turning out to be a good sales tax holiday for us.”

The tax free shopping days—which ends Sunday—applies to clothing items worth 100 dollars or less or school supplies worth 15 dollars or less. There’s also a tax exemption for certain computer purchases.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner .

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