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Tax-free holiday in full swing in Florida

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Updated: 8/02/2013 7:04 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tax free weekend is in full swing in Florida. Shoppers in Florida have the chance to participate in tax-free shopping as they prepare for their kids to go back to school.

Florida's 2013 sales tax holiday runs Aug. 2-4.

During the  three-day period, clothing, footwear and certain other accessories priced under $75 will not be taxed. Sales taxes on school supplies selling for $15 or less and computers with a price tag under $750 will also not be collected.

Georgia's sales tax holiday is set for Aug. 9 and 10.

And just like in Florida, there are limits.

Shoes and clothing cannot cost more than $100. Computers must sell for below $1,000. All school supplies costing $20 or less will be included in the tax-free holiday.

At least 17 states have tax-free periods planned this year, mostly for spending on school items.

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wishmistress - 8/3/2013 5:24 AM
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Just think...you get your paycheck...it actually amounts to your supposed salary. You go to the store and purchase something...it actually rings up as the amount on the receipts. You buy a used/second-hand item...it costs the amount on the ticket. Cam you say FAIRTAX?
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