Here’s what you can shop for during Florida’s tax holiday

From household supplies to park passes, grills, and more.

If you’re considering purchasing recreational gear, this summer might be the time.

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Florida’s $1.2 billion tax relief program — which aims to provide relief from inflation on household, family, and hygiene items — is underway. This summer, you can save by shopping during item-specific tax holidays.

Whether you’re planning to send your child to school, looking to paddle across Lake Crago, or preparing for hurricane season, keep reading to learn when, and on what, you can save.

Disclaimer: These sections do not contain exhaustive lists of tax-free purchases. View more details and pricing limitations online. A 2023 poster is yet to be shared, but last year, the tax holiday did not apply to rentals or repairs, or sales made in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging, or airports.

May 27-June 9 | Disaster preparedness + household cleanup

  • Flashlights and lanterns
  • Tarps, ground anchors, and tie-down kits
  • Portable power banks, batteries, fuel tanks, and generators
  • Laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and sunscreen

May 29-Sept. 4 | Recreational items + experiences

  • Admissions to music, sporting, and cultural events
  • Tickets to movies and museums
  • State park admission and annual passes
  • Fishing equipment and supplies
  • Residential pool chemicals, supplies, and parts

July 1-June 30, 2024 | Appliances

  • Indoor gas ranges and stoves
  • Certain energy-efficient appliances, including refrigerator/freezer units, water heaters, washers, or dryers.

July 24-Aug. 26 | Back-to-school supplies

  • Clothing, footwear, and backpacks
  • School supplies and learning aids
  • Personal computers, computer-related accessories, and software

Sept. 2-8 | Skilled trade tools

  • Hand and power tools
  • Work boots
  • Safety equipment
  • Shop lights
  • Toolboxes and belts
  • Plumbing and electrical equipment

Floridians also get permanent tax relief on items like diapers and baby wipes, oral hygiene products, and firearm safety devices.

So, how much of a break should you expect? The deal varies from item to item, but generally, you can expect anywhere from the first $5 (in the case of fishing tackle, for example) to the first $250 (in the case of bicycles and outdoor grills) of the sales price to be tax-free.