‘Freedom Week’: Here’s what is covered by Florida’s new sales tax holiday

Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday that establishes a new sales tax holiday named “Freedom Week.”The tax holiday, which is set for the week of the Fourth of July, will cover sales tax for things ranging from concert and movie tickets to state park annual passes and camping equipment. According to a news release by the Florida Senate, here’s what’s covered under the Freedom Week sales tax holiday from July 1-7:Events: Purchases of admissions to music events, sporting events, cultural events, specified performances, movies, museums, state park annual passes and fitness facilities for events held from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2021, will be tax free. Camping supplies: The tax holiday applies to the first $200 of the sales price of tents; the first $50 of the sales price of sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camping stoves and collapsible camping chairs; and the first $30 of the sales price of camping lanterns and flashlights. General outdoor supplies: The tax holiday applies to the first $15 of the sales price of sunscreen or insect repellent; the first $100 of the sales price of sunglasses; the first $200 of the sales price of binoculars; the first $30 of the sales price of water bottles; the first $50 of the sales price of hydration packs; the first $250 of the sales price of outdoor gas or charcoal grills; the first $50 of the sales price of bicycle helmets; and the first $250 of the sales price of bicycles. Sports equipment: The tax holiday applies to any item used in individual or team sports, not including clothing or footwear, selling for $40 or less.

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