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A Sales Tax Holiday for Small Businesses


 Florida considers Small Business Saturday Sales Tax Holiday.

Update 11.30.2016: The bill died.

Just before Christmas, Florida Senator Rene Garcia (R) introduced legislation that would create a sales tax holiday for small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Senate Bill 1236 is similar to legislation introduced last spring, which died in committee. The new bill defines small business as one that owed and remitted less than $200,000 in total sales tax during the 1-year period ending June 30, 2016. The sales tax holiday is proposed for November 26, 2016.

Small Business Saturday Sales Tax Holidays are being championed by lawmakers in Florida and Texas, although to date, neither state has enacted legislation to create one.

Sales tax holidays tend to be popular among consumers but can create headaches for retailers. Learn how sales tax software can help simplify tax compliance.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.