Florida Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday

Freedom month
Florida Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday will take place throughout the month of July 2024.

Nowadays we are all looking to save some money wherever we can. Well, we have some good news! On April 30, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he would be signing the Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday in the budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. This Freedom Month sales tax holiday will be taking place throughout the month of July. With this said, it may be advantageous to hold off on some purchases until then.

Some of the items that will be included in this sales tax holiday include fishing supplies, outdoor recreation equipment, as well as admissions to state parks and museums. In addition, Florida State Parks will offer free admission on Memorial Day weekend to kick off this initiative. (That’s 175 awarding-winning state parks for those counting…)

Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday – What’s Included?

Boating & water activity supplies

Googles & snorkels ($25 or less)

Pool toys ($35 or less)

Coolers, life jackets, paddles ($75 or less)

Inflatable water tubes and floats, wakeboards: ($150 or less)

Paddleboards & surfboards ($300 or less)

Canoes & kayaks ($500 or less)

Fishing & camping supplies:

Bait & tackle ($5 or less for individual items; $10 or less for multiple items sold together)

Tackle boxes ($30 or less)

Reels & rods ($75 or less)

Camping supplies: flashlights ($30 or less); sleeping bags & camping chairs ($50 or less); tents ($200 or less)

Outdoor supplies

Sunscreen ($15 or less)

Water bottles ($30 or less)

Bicycle helmets ($50 or less)

Outdoor grills ($250 or less)

Bicycles ($500 or less)

Admissions to events or performances scheduled to be held between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024:

Live music events

Live sporting events

Movies to be shown in a movie theater

Ballets

Plays

Fairs

Festivals

Admissions purchased for any of the following:

Museums, including annual passes

State parks, including annual passes

Season tickets for ballets, plays, music events, and musical theater performances

Summary

The Florida Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday is an effort to make summer more affordable for families. Given the persistent inflationary pressures impacting many Americans throughout the country, the hope is that the Florida Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday will provide some relief. It should also be noted that this sales tax holiday will be available to both Florida residents and visitors throughout the month of July. For those that may be planning a summer vacation to The Sunshine State, July may be a perfect month to do so.

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By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.