Just like last year, this Florida tax holiday encompasses the Fourth Of July. “Freedom Week” is a tax break on recreational activities and outdoor gear, and includes more items that weren’t on last year’s list. This is a series of tax breaks from the state, to see the full list of all of this year’s tax holidays is here. According to Floridarevenue, The sales tax holiday begins on Friday, July 1, 2022, and ends on Thursday, July 7, 2022. During this sales tax holiday period, tax is not due on the retail sale of admissions to music events, sporting events, cultural events, specified performances, movies, museums, state parks, and fitness facilities. Also exempt from sales tax during this holiday period are eligible boating and water activity supplies, camping supplies, fishing supplies, general outdoor supplies, residential pool supplies, and sporting equipment. This sales tax holiday does not apply to:

• Rentals of any eligible items
• Sales within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport

I need a new filter and a bucket of chlorine tabs for my pool, so I’ll be hitting up Pinch a Penny this weekend. There’s a lot more items on the list – So, what does this Florida tax holiday week exactly cover?

  • Boating and water activity supplies:

    On the first $25 of the sales price:
    • Goggles • Snorkels
    • Swimming masks

    On the first $35 of the sales price:
    • Inflatable chairs • Pool floats
    • Pool toys • Recreational pool tubes

    On the first $300 of the sales price:
    • Paddleboards • Surfboards

    On the first $500 of the sales price:
    • Canoes • Kayaks

  • Camping supplies:

    On the first $30 of the sales price:
    • Camping lanterns • Flashlights

    On the first $50 of the sales price:
    • Camping stoves • Collapsible camping chairs
    • Portable hammocks • Sleeping bags

    On the first $200 of the sales price:
    • Tents

  • Fishing supplies:

    On the first $5 of the sales price if sold
    individually or the first $10 of the sales price if
    multiple items are sold together:
    • Bait • Fishing tackle

    On the first $30 of the sales price:
    • Tackle Bags • Tackle boxes

    On the first $75 of the sales price if sold individually or the first $150 of the sales price if sold as a
    set:
    • Reels • Rods

    Note: Excludes supplies used for commercial fishing
    purposes.

  • General outdoor supplies:

    On the first $15 of the sales price:
    • Insect repellant • Sunscreen

    On the first $50 of the sales price:
    • Safety flares

    On the first $75 of the sales price:
    • Coolers • Life jackets
    • Oars • Paddles

    On the first $150 of the sales price:
    • Inflatable recreational water tubes and floats
    capable of being towed
    • Kneeboards • Wakeboards • Water skis

    On the first $30 of the sales price:
    • Water bottles

    On the first $50 of the sales price:
    • Bicycle helmets*
    • Hydration packs
    * Bicycle helmets marketed for use by youth are
    always exempt from sales tax.

    On the first $100 of the sales price:
    • Sunglasses (except prescription**)
    ** Prescription eyeglasses are always exempt from
    sales tax.

    On the first $200 of the sales price:
    • Binoculars

    On the first $250 of the sales price:
    • Bicycles
    • Outdoor gas or charcoal grills

     

  • Residential pool supplies

    On the first $100 of the sales price:
    • Covers • Filters
    • Lights • Nets
    • Residential pool and spa replacement parts

    On the first $150 of the sales price:
    • Residential pool and spa chemicals when
    purchased by an individual

  • Sports equipment:

    Selling for $40 or less:
    • Any item used in individual or team sports, not
    including clothing or footwear

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