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The new fiscal year has started for the Sunshine State which brings with it four different tax-free holidays. Since we are starting the July 4th weekend, we’re going to let you know what’s tax-free during Florida’s Freedom Week.

Florida Freedom Week goes from Friday, July 1st through Thursday, July 7th. You don’t have to pay state sales tax on items like recreational items such as fishing, camping, sporting, boating, and pool supplies. Also event admission tickets are tax-free.

Here’s more of a breakdown on the categories that are tax-free:

  • Fishing supplies

    • The first $5 of the sales price for bait or fishing tackle.
    • The first $30 of the sales price of fishing tackle boxes or bags.
    • And the first $75 of the sales price of rods and reels if sold individually.

     

  • Camping supplies

    • The first $30 of the sales price of camping lanterns and flashlights.
    • The first $50 of the sales price of sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camping stoves, and collapsible camping chairs.
    • Plus the first $200 of the sales price of tents.
  • Sports equipment

    • Any item used in individual or team sports, not including clothing or footwear, selling for $40 or less.
  • Boating and water activities supplies

    • The first $25 of the sales price for snorkels, goggles, and swimming masks.
    • The first $50 of the sales price for safety flares.
    • The first $75 of the sales price for life jackets, coolers, paddles and oars.
    • The first $150 of the sales price for water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards, and recreational inflatable water tubes or floats capable of being towed.
  • Pool supplies

    • The first $100 of the sales price for pool and spa replacement parts, nets, filters, lights and covers.
    • The first $150 of the sales price for residential pool and spa chemicals.
  • General outdoor supplies

    • The first $15 of the sales price of sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • The first $30 of the sales price of water bottles.
    • The first $50 of the sales price of hydration packs and bicycle helmets.
    • The first $100 of the sales price for sunglasses.
    • The first $200 of the sales price for binoculars.
    • And the first $250 of the sales price for outdoor gas or charcoal grills and bicycles.
  • Event admission tickets and memberships

    • Live music events
    • Live sporting events
    • Movies shown in a movie theater
    • Musical theater performances
    • Ballet
    • Plays
    • Fairs
    • Festivals
    • Cultural events
    • Private and membership clubs providing physical fitness facilities
    • Museums, including annual passes
    • State parks, including annual passes
    • Season tickets for ballets, plays, music events, and musical theater performances