No Sales Tax Holiday For 2008 In Florida!!

Sales Tax Holiday - No Sales Tax Except in Florida
@schulzie (4064)
United States
August 4, 2008 3:42am CST
I was trying to figure out when the Sales Tax Holiday was for us here in Florida and I just now found out the Legislature did not authorize any sales tax holidays for 2008 for Florida! Unfortunately, the state of Florida will not be offering its usual sales tax free week during 2008. In the past, the sales tax holiday was voted upon in the state legislature, but the measure was not brought up for a vote this year. That was such a shock to me! I would have thought with the economy the way it is right now that they would have at least kept the sales tax holiday in order to help us with our back to school shopping for clothing and school supplies!! I cannot believe it! It sucks because I have 4 children to buy clothing, shoes, and school supplies for. I know that there are still other states that are honoring the holiday this year. They have in past years and I believe most are still doing it this year. Were you one of the fortunate people out there that live in a state where they are having this sale? Oh well... Have a great day and happy myLotting!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Up here in Minnesota we don't get the sales tax Holiday....I know they do in Iowa but for us we get the opportunity to pay everyday! LOL
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Oh, you are funny! Yes, I think most of us get the opportunity to pay everyday too!!
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
4 Aug 08
We have no tax on clothes or food. everthing else yes. But I just go to Wal-mart notes books her are .05 cents and I get the cheap folders. I no longer buy for my son as he grad. last this year but I still buy for my great niece and help out my sister with kids she has taken in. I will give up something to help them. I like school shopping but not for the clothes. I will never get that part. Why do you have to have all new clothes to start school?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Well, I usually buy them clothes when school starts and that is the big clothes shopping for the year usually. At least for me, I buy them new clothes because they are children and their bodies are growing so last year's clothes and shoes don't usually fit any more as they are too small for them now. Also, I always keep the old stuff that still fits - I don't throw it out because it is a new school year. And the younger kids inherit the good condition hand-me-downs if they fit them right. Usually I get my kids new backpacks but this year they will be carrying the same backpacks from last year.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I hope you are able to get everything you will need for the Kids. I was looking at backpacks and holly cow. I feel for you on that one. I always had to get my son 2 to 3 backpacks a year as they broke. Or he would drag them on the ground. My son alway's grew more during the summer so he had his clothes before school. I only had to buy alike 2 or three pairs os of pants and a couple of shirts. When he got older no. He was into cars and more dirt then ever. got him a nice pair of pants came home from school full of greese and oil. Right then and there I descided jeans or the cheapest pants I could find. Now I have no girls but my great niece to buy for my gosh I respect anybody with a girl. How do you do it? Picky Picky. No I can't wear that. I think I just mite leave that to her Mom. I'm going to give her some money and if she only gets one shirt then so sorry. learn to shop. You are not rich that is what I want to say. I could use some help on the little girl part.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Some kids are hard to shop for, others not. I am lucky because my daughter loves going to school and seeing her teachers and all of her friends. She is happy when I buy her anything, if it is pink and cute she is happy. She doesn't understand about brand names yet, just what the clothing looks like. I am happy for that.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Never heard of it in any state I have lived in even florida never got a tax break when buying school things never!
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yes, I think it is something new that maybe started in the last 5 years or so. Oh well, not this year at least..
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Aug 08
So sorry that you dont get it this year . I have noticed in Sunday paper alot of sales going on for school things but havent seen or heard of no taxes on them just reduced prices
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@bunnybon7 (37473)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Aug 08
thats just terrible! see, this state sucks. my daughter has 3 kids and depends on this every year to help with school things. she has 2 teens and a 7yrs old.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Yes, I know! Nowadays every little penny helps! You just really think that now more than ever they would have had the holiday. Oh well...
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I've never lived in a state that had a tax holiday and I'm not surprised that Florida didn't get around to authorizing one for this year. Our state representatives no longer represent us, but special interests and anyone that will line their pockets. Sorry you didn't get a break, but you shouldn't be surprised.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yes, I guess I got spoiled from years past. Oh well, maybe next year...
• United States
4 Aug 08
wow they usually do a "no sales tax" holiday?! thats incredible! ive never heard of anything like that before, so i assume that means my state (arizona) doesnt belive in it, much like daylight savings time LOL! that would be cool though...
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The closest state with this holiday would be New Mexico, but it has not been announced yet, so I am not sure when and if it will be in effect this year.
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