Bills passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis will help consumers save when purchasing essential items and while having fun.
For details on exemptions and other information, check FloridaRevenue.com and search for the Sales Tax Holiday page.
Here is a rundown on the sales tax holidays that were adopted:
- 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: The first tax relief period ended on June 9 and the second one runs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 8. Items designed to help people and pets safe during hurricane season are tax-free.
- 2023 Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday: Consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor items and admissions to entertainment and cultural events. The sales tax holiday began on May 29 and runs through Sept. 4.
- 2023-2024 ENERGY STAR Appliances Sales Tax Holiday. Consumers can purchase qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances, This sales tax holiday begins July 1 and extends through June 30, 2024.
- 2023-2024 Gas Ranges and Cooktops Sales Tax Holiday. The tax relief applies to qualifying gas ranges and cooktops. The tax holiday runs from July 1 through June 30, 2024.
- 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax, from July 24 through Aug. 6, and from Jan. 1 through Jan. 14, 2024.
- 2023 Tool Time Sales Tax Holiday. Consumers can purchase qualifying tools and equipment exempt from tax from Sept. 2 through Sept. 8.
The list of exemptions also includes two that began last year and that are ongoing. They are:
- 2022 Home Hardening Sales Tax Exemption. Consumers can purchase qualifying home hardening products exempt from sales tax from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
- 2022-2023: Children’s Diapers and Clothing Sales Tax Exemption. Consumers can purchase qualifying children’s diapers and clothing exempt from tax July 1, 2022 through this June 30.
Published June 14, 2023