Published: Aug 01, 2013 3:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - For the first time ever Floridians are going to be able to buy computers, tablets and even software tax-free.
    
The state's traditional back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and will last for three days.
    
This year state legislators expanded the holiday beyond clothes and school supplies. It now includes computers and computer-related equipment worth up to $750.
    
Retailers are rushing to take advantage of it. Some electronic stores plan to offer longer hours during the time period.
    
And the sales tax holiday isn't limited to brick-and-mortar stores. Apple, for example, is touting the fact that Floridians can go online to purchase some its products tax-free.
    
The tax-free holiday does not apply to cellphones or smartphones, but it does apply to keyboards, monitors and routers.

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