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Consolidated Credit Urges Parents to Take Advantage of the 2011 Tax Holiday for Back-To-School Shopping

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011

The Florida sales tax holiday for 2011 will start at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 12 and end at midnight on Sunday, August 14. During this time, consumers will be exempt from the 6 to 7 percent sales tax on clothing, school supplies and certain accessories. Exemption applies to school supplies under $ 15 and clothing under $ 75. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services Inc. recommends parents of school-aged children to take advantage of these savings.

Back-to-school is the busiest shopping season right after the holidays. According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, nearly half of all U.S. consumers say theyve become more practical in their purchases. Consumers are now buying what they need instead of what they want.

Money is becoming a top priority for shoppers, especially with the current economic outlook. says Howard Dvorkin, Founder of Consolidated Credit. For parents of school-aged children, its important to set a budget and plan out what the necessities are. It will set a prime example for children in their future spending habits.

Consolidated Credit has shopping tips to make back-to-school season a little easier and cheaper for parents.

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