TALLAHASSEE — The Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday begins July 1 and ends July 7.
“As a trusted government watchdog and a longstanding advocate for the best interests of hard-working taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch commends Governor DeSantis, Senate President Wilton Simpson, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls for implementing the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday in 2021," said Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro.
“After a year of stress and uncertainty, much of which was spent cooped up indoors, the good people of Florida need to get outside and experience all of the beautiful beaches and parks that the state has to offer. They need opportunities to relax and clear their minds, have fun with family and friends, and re-establish a sense of normalcy that they lost to the pandemic," hye continued.
“The first-ever Freedom Week encourages that by relieving them from taxes on certain outdoor supplies – such as paddleboards and surfboards, fishing rods and reels, and gas or charcoal grills – as well as taxes on admissions to live music and sporting events, festivals and cultural celebrations, and so much more.
“This new sales tax holiday is one of a kind, and we at Florida TaxWatch are hopeful that consumers will take advantage of it. It’s clearly a ‘win’ for their wallets, as it will save them an expected $54.7 million* in total, but it will also go a long way to support their overall wellbeing," he added.
According to Governor DeSantis’ Florida Leads the Nation State Overview and Taxes document, the $169 million tax cut package in Florida’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget includes funding for three sales tax holidays: