Three things you won't believe are tax-free this weekend - FOX 13 News

Three things you won't believe are tax-free this weekend

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The malls are madness, Best Buy is buzzing, the state's tax-free weekend is taking over.

It is all about saving money for Florida families, so your typical back to school needs are on the tax exempt list.

Pencils erasers, back to school clothing, that type of stuff.

New this year, computers and tablets under $750 are tax-exempt too

"You can't beat it. It is great," said Ralph Krepps.

But what about the rest of the tax free list? How about printers? They're tax free, but the printer paper -- it's taxable.

Guess what else is tax free:

  • bowling shoes
  • garden gloves
  • lingerie

"Wait a minute -- what does that have to do with back to school?" Krepps asked.

If you need some new sexy lingerie, it is tax free this weekend. Just like those school uniforms.

"So you can buy lingerie but you can't get paper tax free -- that's ludicrous," said Dustin Quarella.

So only one question comes to mind...what's the deal with that tax-free list?

"Bottom line, you have a general definition applied by the legislature left to state bureaucrats to try to define that's where you get this list that doesn't make a whole a lot of sense," said FOX 13 Political Editor Craig Patrick.

"That's where I think state lawmakers want to rethink how they wrote the law for future reference," he noted.

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