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Florida’s Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday Begins Monday July 1

The Florida Department of Revenue has listed the items that consumers may purchase; sales tax free, from Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 31.

Known as the Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday, consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor supplies and admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from tax during the period.

“Our state is home to natural beauty from the Panhandle to the Keys, and we have an excellent array of arts, sports, and cultural events,” said Jim Zingale, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue. “The Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday is a great opportunity for consumers to save money on admissions and outdoor supplies while they enjoy all Florida has to offer this summer.”

Here is a list of items exempted from the sales tax during July.

  • Boating and water activity supplies:
  • Goggles and 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 Supplies:
  • Bait and 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
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