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    Florida kicked off its year-long tax-free holiday on diapers and other baby items this month as part of the DeSantis administration’s $1.2 billion tax relief package. In May, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a $1.2 billion tax relief package — the largest tax relief package in the state’s history — aimed to help ease the mounting economic burdens in President Biden’s America. “Families are going to be able to save for things that that really matter for them,” DeSantis announced in May. “Diapers, clothes, and shoes for babies and toddlers will be tax free for one year, beginning July 1, 2022,” he continued. “Children’s books will be tax free, for three months starting May 14 and that will go through August 14 leading right into the school year.” OCALA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES – 2022/05/06: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis displays a tax relief law after signing it which will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax relief for Floridians at Sam’s Club in Ocala. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) According to the TIP sheet, the sales tax exemption period on “children’s diapers and...
    FLORIDA authorized a bill implementing 10 tax-free holidays where residents will receive financial relief on items like school supplies and gas. House Bill 7071 was approved and signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 6 and will provide Floridians with essentials during specific months. 1Governor Ron DeSantis will be offering tax-free gas the entire month of OctoberCredit: Getty This is one of the largest tax relief plans in the state's history with $1.2billion allocated to help its residents. This type of aid comes as inflation remains at an all time high increasing the cost of goods in nearly ever sector. Mr. DeSantis said in a statement: “In Florida, we are going to support our residents and help them afford the goods that they need." A huge benefit for Floridians will be during the entire month of October when gas is tax-free. Read More on Tax Reliefcash timeline Free $300 checks being sent out to 600k Americans - see the exact dateCASHTASTIC Three huge free cash programs close this week - the EXACT dates you need to know According...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Shoppers can score tax-free deals this week in Connecticut. The annual Sales Tax Free Week kicked off Sunday and runs through August 21. READ MORE: Afghanistans President Flees Country As Taliban Moves On Kabul Most clothing and footwear costing less than $100 will be exempt from the state’s 6.35% sales and use tax. The holiday, which costs the state about $5 million in lost tax revenue, has been scaled back from items under $300 in years past. Many retailers are expected to offer additional discounts throughout the week, a popular time for back-to-school shopping. READ MORE: NYC Vaccine Mandate Starts Monday For Indoor Dining, Gyms & Entertainment “Having this tax-free holiday helps working families stretch their dollar a little bit more during the busy back-to-school season, while giving businesses an extra boost to their bottom line,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement. “I also encourage everyone taking advantage of this tax-free holiday to consider shopping at some of our locally-owned retailers and support Connecticut’s small business community.” Connecticut Retail Merchants Association President Timothy G. Phelan...
    TAX-FREE weekends are coming up this summer with many taking place later this month. Usually you'd find the price of your items shooting up once you reach the till, but for a limited period retailers remove the extra tax you're charged. 1Shoppers heading out over the tax-free holidays will be able to benefit from tax exempt productsCredit: Getty All retailers have to take part and it means they can't charge tax on items that qualify during the official Sales Tax Holiday. The dates this happens over vary by state however, and some holidays last longer than others. The holidays can apply to different retail sectors too, from clothing, to electronics to school supplies. Not everything will qualify for the exemption though, so you'll have to check the regulations where you live. How to compare prices to get the best dealJUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn't mean it's always a good deal. There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you - so don't be left paying more than...
    Getty This year, 17 states are hosting tax-free weekends, and 11 are allow tax-free shopping this weekend. Can you shop online for tax-free weekend in 2021 if you don’t want to go to stores in person? With coronavirus surging in some states right now, you’ll be glad to know that yes, you can typically shop online for tax-free weekend, as long as your state is participating when you’re shopping.Walmart Participates in Tax-Free Weekend OnlineBoth Amazon and Walmart allow for tax-free weekend shopping online, as long as your state is offering tax-free specials. If you’re in Texas, for example, you can’t take advantage of Florida’s specials. But you can shop online tax-free based on the qualifications that Texas offers. Walmart is clear on its website that it participates in tax-free holidays, writing: Sales Tax Holidays occur in a number of states throughout the year. The most common types of Sales Tax Holidays are Back-to-School, Hurricane Preparedness, and Energy Star. Walmart.com participates in these Sales Tax Holidays unless prohibited by law. U.S. state, county, and local tax jurisdictions determine the...
    TAX-FREE holidays are coming up this summer with many taking place later this month. Usually you'd find the price of your items shooting up once you reach the till, but for a limited period retailers remove the extra tax you're charged. 1Shoppers heading out over the tax-free holidays will be able to benefit from tax exempt productsCredit: Getty All retailers have to take part and it means they can't charge tax on items that qualify during the official Sales Tax Holiday. The dates this happens over vary by state however, and some holidays last longer than others. The holidays can apply to different retail sectors too, from clothing, to electronics to school supplies. Not everything will qualify for the exemption though, so you'll have to check the regulations where you live. Items have to be for personal use too, and this will stop businesses cashing in on the discounted goods. In most cases, meals and food don't usually qualify for the money-off, but you should be able to make online orders for goods over the event that will qualify for...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a nearly $200 million tax holiday package into law on Friday. The Pensacola News Journal reported the new law sets dates for three sales tax holidays for the coming months – hurricane preparedness, back to school, and a new tax holiday, dubbed "Freedom Week." "Were proud of being a free state," DeSantis, a Republican, said. "Were proud of being open. And we want taxpayers to be able to benefit if theyre participating in all these things." According to the newspaper, the "Freedom Week" sales tax holiday will run during the week of July 4 and grant sales tax exemptions on outdoor activities, sports equipment, tickets to museums, state parks and live events, such as concerts or festivals. The first of the tax holidays will be for hurricane preparedness and will run from May 28 through June 6, according to News 4 in Jacksonville, Florida. From July 31-Aug. 9 there will be a tax-free week to buy school supplies. Tax-free items include clothing, shoes, and backpacks up to $60. Computers costing up to $1,000 will also be tax-free....
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a holiday that doesn’t get much attention, but this weekend you can stock up on emergency supplies for your home tax-free. The annual emergency preparedness tax free holiday was created by the state legislature in 2015 to provide an incentive to Texans to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. At Ace Hardware in Plano, general manager Justin Murray says hardware stores are just catching up from a spike in demand brought on by this February’s winter storms and certain items may now be easier to find. “With things like generators, shovels, things like that, because of the rush we had it was hard to get them back in inventory,” said Murray. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, sales tax will be waived on purchases of ice chests, can openers, smoke detectors, cell phone chargers, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers. Batteries are covered too, as well as generators and flashlights. This year, the state is emphasizing if you don’t feel comfortable heading to the store, you can shop online and save there, too. You can...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Though the full results from tax-free weekend have not yet been tallied, it is believed to have been the busiest stretch for businesses since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Hurst of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts said a survey was sent out to members and some results are expected by Monday afternoon. “But it is safe to say this past weekend was the best weekend since February and the start of the health/economic crisis,” Hurst said. “Hopefully this will create some momentum through Back to School and the holidays sales season.” On Saturday and Sunday, most retail items of up to $2,500 purchased in the state for personal use were tax free, helping both shoppers, and local businesses. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts said previously over 60% of members are reporting anywhere from a 26-75% decrease in sales this year over the same sort of 3-4 month period last year.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Stores like Circle Furniture are gearing up for this year’s sales tax holiday in Massachusetts. Georgianna Stevens, manager of Circle Furniture’s Cambridge location, notes, “Annually, companies look forward to this weekend. It’s a terrific opportunity.” She continued, “This year I think it’s particularly important because of conveying a sense of confidence, a sense of reassurance that businesses are still open, we’re still around.” On August 29 and 30, most retail items of up to $2,500 purchased in the state for personal use will be tax free, helping both shoppers, and local businesses. Bill Rennie, Vice President of the Retailer’s Association of Massachusetts, shares, “Over 60 percent of our members are reporting anywhere from 26% to 75% decrease in sales this year over the same sort of 3-4 month period last year.” The Retailer’s Association of Massachusetts has over 4,000 members. Many are hoping a break from the state’s 6.25% sales tax will entice customers. Rennie added, “It’s important to shop like jobs depend on it because they do. Retailers in Massachusetts, they employ your neighbors,...
    SCIOTO — As schools start to announce their return to school plans, parents who have children returning to school can get a tax break this weekend with Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday Weekend. Ohio’s sales-tax-free weekend for school supplies and clothing is this Friday, Aug. 7, through Aug. 9 and occurs throughout the state of Ohio. From midnight Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the Sales Tax Holiday waives the 5.75% state sales tax in store and online for those shopping for certain items. During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: • An item of clothing $75 or less • An item of school supplies $20 or less • An item of school instructional material $20 or less Clothing items must be less than $75 to qualify, while school supplies costing more than $20, such as laptops or pricy electronics, are also exempt. “Back-to-school shopping expenses can quickly add up, especially during these tough economic times,” said State Representative, Brian Baldridge. “The tax holiday helps ease this financial burden for Ohio families and ensures our students have...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The start of the 2020-2021 new school year is just around the corner. Broward has said they will start with 100 percent eLearning while Miami-Dade has yet to make a final decision. Whether students will be learning at home or in the classroom, to help them get ready parents are urged to take advantage of the upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The three-day tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 9. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law requires that no sales tax be collected on purchases of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less and purchases of certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. The sales tax holiday also applies to the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. The tax-free school supplies include the following: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes,...
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