NAPLES — Thinking about buying a new bicycle? A new gas grill or fishing pole? Collier County Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel is encouraging residents to enjoy celebrating Independence Day with family and friends and to take advantage of the 2021 Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday that runs from Thursday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 7.
Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday provides Floridians with the opportunity to purchase a variety of outdoor recreational items without having to pay sales tax. The Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday applies to purchases of outdoor recreational items including bicycles, barbeque grills, boating supplies, camping equipment, fishing equipment, sports equipment and water activity supplies including kayaks and canoes. The sales tax holiday also applies to admission to entertainment-based events including concerts, festivals, movies, sporting events and theatrical performances.
Qualified items purchased on the internet are also tax-exempt when the order is accepted during the sales tax holiday period. However, residents are encouraged to support our local economy by shopping locally. All businesses are reminded that they are responsible for correctly exempting qualifying items.
For more information about the 2021 Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday, or to view the full list of qualifying sales tax free items, visit www.floridarevenue.com.