Tuesday, July 18, 2006

2006 Sales Tax Holiday for Florida

2006 Sales Tax Holiday planned for summer
Governor Bush and the Florida Legislature have approved Senate Bill 692, which provides that the 2006 Tax Free Days for Sales Tax will begin at 12:01 a.m., July 22, 2006, and end at midnight, July 30, 2006.
Senate Bill 692 provides for a sales tax holiday on:
Clothing and related items with a sales price of $50 or less
Books with a sales price of $50 or less
School supplies with a sales price of $10 or less

Florida lawmakers pegged the annual tax break to begin before the start of public school. Schools open as early as July 31 in some Florida counties. Others resume session August 10 or later.

The tax holiday is expected to save shoppers more than $39 million this year. The National Retail Federation said it expects the average American family with school-age children to spend $527 on back-to-school goods this year, up from $444 last year.

The high cost of gas and rising interest rates is expected to put a damper on back-to-school spending.

Daniel A. Weiss is a former Attorney Special Master for the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board. Mr. Weiss now represents commercial, institutional charitable, commercial, high-end residential, agricultural and municipal taxpayers at VAB proceedings throughout the State of Florida.

Mr. Weiss handles both valuation and legal claims. Mr. Weiss has over 25 years property tax experience. Mr. Weiss represented the Miami-Dade County taxing authorities in litigation and appeals between 1981 and 1995 as a Miami-Dade Assistant County Attorney and has since represented taxpayers in property tax matters.

Mr. Weiss appears as one of Florida's Super Lawyers 2006 in the publication of the same name. He was named by his peers as one of the top 6 local government lawyers in South Florida.

In Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” issue, July 2004, Mr. Weiss was selected by his peers as one of the top 30 government lawyers in the State of Florida.

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