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The weekend of August 4-6, 2017 is a sales tax holiday in certain states, Florida being one of them.  While you might have your toes in the water, enjoying summer vacation a little longer, this tax holiday comes in preparation for going back to school.   Items that are qualified will not have any sales tax applied.  This list includes school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, clothing and shoes selling for $60 or less per item, computers and certain accessories for $750 or less per item.  Each item has to be less than the total amount stated here- it does not exclude that amount if the total is higher.  For example, if you purchase a computer for $751 you will pay sales tax on that  entire purchase because you exceeded the per item exemption amount- by $1.

Pro tip– I personally hate going to the stores this weekend.  The good news is that many large stores, such as Walmart and Amazon will let you purchase online this weekend and still benefit from the sales tax holiday.  Shopping online will also help you find the best price for what you need.

Happy saving!