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Floridians,Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2019

I can’t believe it’s August already! This year is moving fast, and I’d like to update you on some of the latest things to happen within the Department and around our great state.

As the summer break comes to an end for many Florida students, I want to remind everyone of the 2019 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. Starting August 2 through August 6, 2019, families can shop for school supplies, clothing and computers within the program guidelines, free of tax.

Last week, Equifax settled a $700 million data breach lawsuit that impacted approximately 147 million people. Protecting your personal and financial data is one of my top priorities, so please review these five tips for ways to protect your personal financial information. Just this week Capitol One announced a data breach impacting 100 million people.

As Florida’s CFO, what I do each day couldn’t happen without the team of people who make up the Department of Financial Services. One of the key members of my team is Tasha Carter. Many of you might know her from hosting our workshops or recent insurance villages throughout the state. For over eight years, Tasha has served Floridians as the Director of the Division of Consumer Services. With over 15 years of service to the Department, it brings me great pleasure to announce her appointment as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 1.

As we continue to move Florida forward, please remember my office is here is assist in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Jimmy
Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

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