The Freedom Week sales tax holiday runs from July 1

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Florida’s “Freedom Week” sales tax exemption begins Friday.

It runs from July 1 to July 7.

Between these dates, the following items will be zero-rated:

Fishing equipment

  • The first $5 of the selling price of bait or fishing tackle.
  • The first $30 of the selling price of boxes or bags of fishing tackle.
  • And the first $75 of the sale price of rods and reels if sold individually.

camping supplies

  • The first $30 of the sale price of camping lanterns and flashlights.
  • The first $50 of the sale price of sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camping stoves and foldable camping chairs.
  • Plus the first $200 of the sale price of the tents.

Sport equipment

  • Any item used in individual or team sports, excluding clothing or footwear, sold for $40 or less.

Supplies for boating and water activities

  • The first $25 of the sale price of swim snorkels, goggles and masks.
  • The first $50 of the safety flares sale price.
  • The first $75 of the sale price for life jackets, coolers, paddles and oars.
  • The first $150 of the sale price of water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and recreational inflatable tubes or floats that can be towed.

Pool supplies

  • The first $100 of the sale price for replacement parts, nets, filters, lights, and pool and spa covers.
  • The first $150 of the retail price of residential pool and spa chemicals.

General exterior supplies

  • The first $15 of the sale price of sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • The first $30 of the sale price of bottled water.
  • The first $50 of the sale price of hydration packs and bicycle helmets.
  • The first $100 of the sunglasses sale price.
  • The first $200 of the binoculars sale price.
  • And the first $250 of the sale price for gas or charcoal grills and outdoor bikes.

The Freedom Week sales tax exemption also provides access to the following tax-free events: private and member clubs offering fitness facilities, musical theater performances, live sporting events, events live musicals, museum admission, movies, festivals, state park admission, cultural events, ballets, plays and fairs.

The sales tax exemption does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items.

The sales tax exemption does not apply to sales at a theme park, entertainment complex, public accommodation establishment or airport.

In May, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a $1.2 billion plan designed to relieve Floridians of the highest level of inflation in 40 years.

Other sales tax exemptions will include:

  • All of October, when gasoline will be tax-free, saving drivers about $0.25 a gallon.
  • Diapers and clothing for children five years of age or younger will be zero-rated from July 1 to July 30.
  • Children’s books will be zero-rated from May 14 to August 14.
  • A back-to-school sales tax holiday runs from July 25 to August 7.
  • A 14-day sales tax holiday for disaster preparedness runs from May 28 to June 10.
  • The first-ever sales tax exemption on tools for skilled workers from September 3-9.

For more information on Freedom Week, visit floridarevenue.com/freedomweek.

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