Fla. House proposes 4 separate tax holidays

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm •  Published: March 20, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians may get as many as four sales tax holidays this year.

The House panel in charge of taxes on Thursday rolled out a package that calls for tax holidays for school supplies, gym memberships, energy efficient appliances and hurricane preparation supplies.

The tax package would also permanently exempt sales taxes charged on car seats and booster seats.

The state's sales tax rate is 6 percent.

Gov. Rick Scott wanted a 10-day back to school sales tax holiday, but the House would limit it to just one weekend in August.

The House package also calls for a three-day holiday on energy efficient appliances and a week-long holiday on gym memberships.

The tax holiday for hurricane-related supplies including generators would run during the first two weeks of June.