Floridians can live tax-free in upcoming Freedom Week 2022
Just in time for Independence Day festivities, Florida shoppers can prepare to party in the US tax-free with the 2022 Freedom Week Tax Holiday starting this Friday, 1st. July.
This will be the second annual State Freedom Week holiday. The one-week sales tax hiatus will last until July 7 and will apply to purchases of outdoor and recreational items. The Florida Retail Federation encourages Floridians to take advantage of cost savings and shop locally.
This year’s tax exemption stems from HB 7071, sign by the governor Ron DeSantis May 6. The legislation was championed by the senator. Kelli Stargel be p. Jay Trumbull.
“Now is the time for Floridians to take advantage of a discount on summer fun,” said Scott ShaleyPresident and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation.
“Thanks to the leadership of the Florida Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis, shoppers can once again find tax-free savings on all eligible summer essentials during the 2022 Freedom Week tax holiday. Florida Retailers are ready to help Floridians find what they need to make the most of their summer. Remember to shop local and “find it in Florida”. When you support Florida retail stores, you support Florida jobs and families.
When DeSantis first endorsed Freedom Week in 2021, he said it was celebrating Floridian freedom from lockdowns and encouraging people to get outside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
So what is eligible during the Duty Free Holiday? Pretty much everything you need to have a good time.
Water projects? Here’s what you can get tax-free:
— The first $75 on the price of navigation supplies and nautical activities
— The first $35 off the price of recreational pool tubes, floats, inflatable chairs and pool toys
— The first $50 off the price of safety flares
—The first $75 on life jackets and coolers
— The first $150 on the price of water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and recreational inflatable tubes or buoys
— The first $300 on the price of paddle boards and surfboards
— The first $500 on the price of canoes and kayaks
— The first $75 on the price of paddles and oars
— The first $25 on the price of snorkels, goggles and swimming masks
Rather natural? You can also save on camping supplies:
— The first $200 on the purchase of tents
— The first $50 off the price of sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camping stoves and foldable camping chairs
— The first $30 off the price of camping lanterns and flashlights
While you’re there, how about some fishing? :
— The first $75 on the price of individual rods and reels
— The first $150 off the price of a set of rods and reels
— The first $30 on the price of tackle boxes or bags
— The first $5 on the price of individual bait or fishing tackle
— The first $10 off the price of multiple bait and tackle items sold together
Don’t forget to hydrate and protect your skin. You can also save on:
— Up to the first $15 on the price of sunscreen or insect repellent
— The first $100 on a pair of sunglasses
— The first $200 on a pair of binoculars
— The first $30 on the price of bottled water
— The first $50 on the price of hydration packs
— The first $250 of the selling price of outdoor gas or charcoal grills
— The first $50 of the sale price of bicycle helmets
— The first $250 of the selling price of the bikes
— The first $100 on spare parts for residential pools and spas
— The first $150 on chemicals for residential pools and spas
— The first $40 on sports equipment
Floridians can also save on equipment used for individual or team athletic purposes. This does not include clothing or shoes sold for $40 or less.
The duty-free holiday also applies to services and events, including live music and sporting events, movie theaters, museums, state parks, shows and festivals.