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June 6, 2021

Florida has two more sales tax holidays in 2021: Freedom Week and Back-to-School

By Laura Byrne

Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has come to a close for 2021, but there are two more  sales tax breaks coming your way!

Get ready to save the date to save the cash~ Here’s what’s coming, Florida:

Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday: July 1-July 7, 2021

The sales tax-relief holiday to come down the pipeline in Florida is the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday which runs July 1-July 7.

You’ll get a sales tax break on purchases of admission to music events, sporting events, cultural events, state park annual passes and fitness facilities. You’ll also get a break on certain outdoor-related supplies including:

Camping Supplies: First $200 of a tent and first $50 of sleeping bags, hammocks, camping stoves and camping chairs
Fishing Supplies:
First $75 of fishing rods and reels, first $30 of a tackle box and first $5 on bait and tackle.
Boating and Water Safety Supplies: First $75 of life jackets and coolers; first $50 for safety flares; first $150 of water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and inflatable/towable water tubes or floats; first $300 of paddle boards and surfboards; first $500 of canoes and kayaks; first $25 of snorkels, goggles and swimming masks.


Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: July 31-August 9, 2021 

And finally, the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns July 31-Aug 9. Just like previous years, you’ll get a sales tax break on clothing items, backpacks and footwear that are $60 or less, school supplies $15 or less, and the first $1,000 of a personal computers and personal computer related items.

A great time to take advantage of the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is during our Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza on July 31 from 10 am -2 pm. We’ll have live performances, giveaways, and 60 local businesses and organizations on hand ready to talk to answer any questions you may have and live performances and giveaways! Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Learn more about the tax holidays here.

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