By Tamas Mondovics

Starting today August 7 and stretching out to the next 10 days, (Aug. 16.), shoppers can once again take advantage of Florida’s Back-To-School Tax Holiday.

The Florida Senate passed House Bill 33 last month, which included an extension of the Back-To-School Tax Holiday from a holiday weekend to a 10-day stretch.

“A great education is the best way to prepare for a great job and that is why we will continue to do all we can to support our teachers and students,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said. “In addition to our record funding for K-12 public schools, we also included a 10-day Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday which will allow Florida families to prepare for school to start and save money on supplies.”

Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday allows Florida families to purchase school supplies and clothing without paying local and state taxes, and applies to clothing, footwear, and certain accessories for $100 or less and school supplies of less than $15.

The exemption also applies on the first $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

To learn more about tax-exempt items, call 1-800-352-3671 or visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s website http://dor.myflorida.com/Pages/default.aspx.