The Florida sales tax holiday has ended. From 12:01 a.m. on July 23 to midnight on July 31, House Bill 101 provided for a sales tax holiday on:
1. Clothing and related items with a sales price of $50 or less
2. Books with a sales price of $50 or less
3. School supplies with a sales price of $10 or less
Naturally, the shelves at my local Wal-Mart were bare since people prefer not paying sales tax. It amazes me that advocates of a national sales tax like the FairTax people think that people will not mind paying a federal sales tax of 23% on top of their state sales tax as long as they no longer pay federal income tax.