Bush Signs Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Into Law

Floridians will get another back-to-school sales tax holiday during nine days in late July now that Gov. Jeb Bush has signed the legislation into law.

The popular tax exemption for purchases of certain clothing, footwear and school supplies has so far required the annual passage and signing of a new bill.

The tax-free period began in 1998 but the Legislature skipped 2002 and 2003, both lean budget years, before resuming the tax break in 2004.

The exemption this year will be in effect July 22 through 30.

Purchases eligible for the exemption include books, clothing, shoes and certain accessories each priced at $50 or less and certain school supplies costing $10 or less per item.