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Few Days Left For Florida's 10-Day Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

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There are just a few days left for Florida’s 10-day Back-to-School Sales Tax holiday.

Florida Retail Federation spokesman James Miller says so far, it appears the sales tax holiday—previously extended from just three days—is going well.

“The crowds are little more spaced out, which is I think is kind of how the three-day to 10-day extension was meant to be,” said Miller. “Retailers have a better grasp of when people are coming and they can spread out their inventory as well as their workforce. So, so far, so good.”

He says it’s also important to note that people of all ages can participate.

“It’s not just for people that have children in K-12,” added Miller. “So, if you’re a retiree, a husband, a wife, a college student, a professional, go out there. There’s a few more days left to take advantage of what is turning out to be a good sales tax holiday for us.”

The tax free shopping days—which ends Sunday—applies to clothing items worth 100 dollars or less or school supplies worth 15 dollars or less. There’s also a tax exemption for certain computer purchases.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.