Action by the state government will take some of the bite out of back to school shopping.
For a couple of days this month, buyers of school supplies and some related merchandise will not have to pay sales tax.
This will be the first Back to School Sales Tax Holiday since 2007. It starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and ends at midnight Sunday, Aug. 15. Gadsden County public school students return to the classroom on Aug.23.