ORLANDO, Fla. - Hold off on buying that computer! You might want to wait on that laptop. Ditto for the tablet.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a bill reauthorizing the state's popular back-to-school sales tax holiday. This year's holiday will take place from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4.
This holiday, however, comes wrapped in technology. Those looking for a new computer worth $750 or less also will not have to pay taxes on their purchase during the three-day period.
The tax break, which traditionally applies to clothes and school supplies, has been expanded to include computers, tablets, laptops, and electronic readers. Cellphones do not qualify for tax-free purchases.
As for the usual tax-free items, shoppers will not have to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax on clothes worth $75 or less or on school supplies worth $15 or less.
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