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Governor DeSantis Signs Florida’s Tax Cut Package

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Outdoor items like camping equipment qualify for the new Tax Holiday

DeSantis signs bill for ‘Freedom Week,’ hurricane and school tax holidays

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a tax relief package into law that includes the state’s first-ever "Freedom Week," which is similar to the state’s tax-free periods for back-to-school and hurricane preparation.

The new tax holiday, dubbed ”Freedom Week,” is from July 1 until July 7th and provides 7 days of sales tax savings on outdoor recreation purchases.

The ”Disaster Preparedness” sales tax holiday will be from May 28 through June 6. This 10-day tax holiday allows Floridians to prepare for hurricane season while saving money on disaster preparedness items.

The annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday is from July 31 until August 9th. Floridians will pay no sales tax for certain clothing items costing $60 or less per item, school supplies of $15 or less per item, and the first $1,000 of personal computers and related accessories.

Included in the tax package:

Sales Tax Holidays

“Disaster Preparedness” Tax Holiday from May 28 until June 6, 2021.

This 10-day tax holiday allows Floridians to prepare for hurricane season while saving money on disaster preparedness items such as flashlights under $40, batteries less than $50, tarps under $100, generators less than $1,000, and more.

“Freedom Week” Tax Holiday from July 1 until July 7, 2021.

The first-ever “Freedom Week” provides 7 days of sales tax savings on outdoor recreation purchases, such as the first $100 of the sales price of sunglasses, the first $200 of the sales prices of tents, and the first $500 of the sales price of kayaks or canoes, as well as tickets for events, museums, the arts, and more.

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday from July 31 until August 9, 2021.

Spanning 10 days, Floridians will pay no sales tax for certain clothing of $60 or less per item, school supplies of $15 or less per item, and the first $1,000 of personal computers and related accessories.

The full text of House Bill 7061 is available here.