Florida sales tax holidays are returning in 2022 to help you save as you prepare for hurricane season, summer fun, and back-to-school! But, that’s not all…
There are more sales tax breaks heading your way this year, including:
- Children’s books: May 14-August 14, 2022
- Baby Diapers and clothing items for babies and kids ages 5 and younger: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
- Energy Star Appliances: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
- Home Hardening: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024
- Tool Time: September 3-9, 2022
- Motor Fuel: October 1-31, 2022
Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: May 28, June 10, 2022
The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday which runs May 28-June 10 will give you a break on sales tax on some supplies like flashlights and lanterns less than $15, radios $50 or less, tarps less than $100 and batteries that are $50 or less. Generators less than $1,000 also qualify for the sales tax break during the holiday.
You can see a complete list of what qualifies for the disaster prep sales tax holiday here on the Florida Department of Revenue’s site.
Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday: July 1-July 7, 2022
Next on the sales tax-relief pipeline 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 paddleboards and surfboards; first $500 of canoes and kayaks; first $25 of snorkels, goggles and swimming masks.
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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: July 25-August 7, 2022
And finally, the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns July 25-Aug. 7. 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.