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Florida’s first ever “Freedom Week” sales tax holiday starts this Thursday (July 1). The discounts last for one week. Here’s a refresher of what is and what’s not tax free and the items that have time limits.

YES, these items are tax-free:

EVENTS:
Keep in mind the events have to happen this year.
Live music events
Live sporting events
Movies
Museum entry, including annual passes
State park entry, including annual passes
Ballets
Plays
Musical theater performances
Fairs
Festivals
Cultural events
Private and membership clubs providing physical fitness facilities

OUTDOOR SUPPLIES:
The first $15 of the sales price of:
Sunscreen
Insect repellent

 The first $30 of the sales price of:
Water bottles

The first $50 of the sales price of:
Hydration packs
Bicycle helmets

The first $100 of the sales price of:
Sunglasses

The first $200 of the sales price of:
Binoculars

The first $250 of the sales price of:
Outdoor gas or charcoal grills
Bicycles

ON THE WATER:
The first $5 of the sales price of:
Bait or fishing tackle if sold individually (the first $10 if sold as a set)

The first $30 of the sales price of:
Tackle boxes or bags

The first $75 of the sales price of:
Rods and reels if sold individually (the first $150 if sold as a set)
Boating and Water Activity Supplies

The first $25 of the sales price of:
Snorkels
Goggles
Swimming masks

The first $50 of the sales price of:
Safety flares

The first $75 of the sales price of:
Life jackets
Coolers
Paddles
Oars

The first $150 of the sales price of:
Water skis
Wakeboards
Kneeboards
Recreational inflatable water tubes or floats capable of being towed

The first $300 of the sales price of:
Paddleboards
Surfboards

The first $500 of the sales price of:
Canoes
Kayaks

CAMPING
The first $30 of the sales price of:
Camping lanterns
Flashlights

The first $50 of the sales price of:
Sleeping bags
Portable hammocks
Camping stoves
Collapsible camping chairs

The first $200 of the sales price of:
Tents
Sports Equipment

SPORTS
Any item used in individual or team sports, not including clothing or
footwear, selling for $40 or less.

ITEMS NOT TAX-FREE

– Flags… even though it’s “Freedom Week”
– Pool toys
– Fireworks
– Gift cards for approved items

Still have a question? You can reach the Florida Department of Revenue at (850) 488-6800.

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Some ideas on how to spend that money tax free!

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