PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida families hit the stores early on the first day of the state's weekend-long, back-to-school tax holiday.
A Best Buy in Pensacola opened two hours early Friday to accommodate those eager to take advantage of the savings, and the parking lot quickly filled with cars. This is the first time computers and related equipment worth up to $750 are listed a tax exempt items.
Florida's sales tax is 6 cents on the dollar.
The tax-free period started at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will last for three days. This year's tax holiday also includes clothing and backpacks worth $75 or less and school supplies worth $15 or less.
The tax break does not apply to cellphones or smartphones, but keyboards, monitors and wireless routers are included.