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Florida is having it's own little Boston Tea Party the first week of July with the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday. From July 1st through the 7th, purchases of sports equipment, boating and water activity supplies, bicycles, fishing supplies and more will be tax-free. Plus, purchases of admissions to cultural events, movies, state parks, museum and sporting events held between July 1 and December 31st, are also tax free. So if you're favorite musical artist is appearing in concert before the end of this year and you can purchase tickets between the 1st and 7th of July, you won't pay any tax. 

No Taxes On Fun

The tax free week comes from a recent law and is intended to stimulate pre-pandemic activity in the state. Governor Desantis signed the bill into action at a Home Depot to celebrate economic and recreational freedoms in Florida. The tax-free week is a great opportunity to buy a kayak or paddle board or other gear for your family to enjoy all the water recreation prevalent throughout Florida.
Here are some details on the tax savings. 

Boating and Water Supplies will be tax-free:

To the first $75 of the sales price of life jackets and coolers
To the first $50 of the sales price of safety flares
To the first $150 of the sales price of water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and recreational inflatable water tubes or floats that can be towed
To the first $300 of the sales price of paddleboards and surfboards
To the first $500 of the sales price of canoes and kayaks
To the first $75 of the sales price of paddles and oars
To the first $25 of the sales price of snorkels, goggles and swimming masks

Camping Supplies will be tax-free:

To the first $200 of the sales price of tents
To the first $50 of the sales price of sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camping stoves and collapsible camping chairs
To the first $30 of the sales price of camping lanterns and flashlights
Fishing Supplies will be tax-free:

To the first $75 of the sales price of rods and reels, if sold individually or the first $150 if sold as a set
To the first $30 of the sales price of tackle boxes or bags
To the first $5 of the sales price of bait or fishing tackle, if sold individually, or the first $10 if multiple items are sold together

General Outdoor Supplies will be tax-free:

To the first $15 of the sales price of sunscreen or insect repellant
To the first $100 of the sales price of sunglasses
To the first $200 of the sales price of binoculars
To the first $30 of the sales price of water bottles
To the first $50 of the sales price of hydration packs
To the first $250 of the sales price of outdoor gas or charcoal grills
To the first $50 of the sales price of bicycle helmets
To the first $250 of the sales price of bicycles

Sports Equipment will be tax-free: To any item used in individual or team sports, not including clothing or footwear, selling for $40 or less.