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Florida’s first “tool time” sales-tax holiday on tools and other home-repair and construction items will kick off during the Labor Day weekend.

The seven-day holiday, which was part of a wide-ranging tax bill passed this year, will allow shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous home-repair and construction items from Saturday, Sept 3, through Sept. 9.

The name of the holiday loosely comes from a home-improvement show within the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement. The idea of the discounts is to recognize the efforts of workers, lawmakers said.

Here are some of the purchases exempt from sales taxes during the tool-time holiday:

— Work gloves that cost $25 or less.

— Hand tools, LED flashlights, safety glasses, protective coveralls and duffle bags that cost $50 or less.

— Power tools and tool boxes for vehicles that cost $300 or less.

— Tool boxes that cost $75 or less.

— Shop lights, tool belts and electrical-voltage and related testing equipment that cost $100 or less.

— Handheld pipe cutters, drain opening tools and plumbing-inspection equipment that cost $150 or less.

— Work boots that cost $175 or less.

— Compiled by Interim Business Editor Tory Brown


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