Published: Aug 05, 2010 7:22 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2010 4:21 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've got a long list of back to school clothes and supplies to buy, you may want to wait just a few days longer.

Florida's back to school sales tax holiday is being held on the weekend of  August 13th - 15th.  The legislature shortened the sales tax holiday this year because of a tight state budget.  In prior years the event lasted as long as 10 days.

During the sales tax holiday you can buy certain clothing and school supply items without paying sales tax.  Books and clothing costing less than $50 are tax free, and school supplies that are less than $10 are tax free.

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