TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled a list of nine separate sales tax holidays/exemption periods that will apply to a host of items including children's books, tools and even gasoline.
One of the newest sales tax holidays takes its name from a fictional TV show, "Tool Time." The Tool Time sales tax holiday will run from Saturday, September 3 through Friday, September 9. It will apply to the retail sale of eligible items related to tools commonly used by skilled trade workers.
Another sales tax exemption period will run from July 1 through June 30, 2023, and apply to children's diapers, baby and toddler clothing, apparel and shoes. During this time, tax is not due on any of those items for children 5 or younger.
The sales tax holiday Floridians could probably use the most right away is the one the Florida Department of Revenue offered no details about Friday, a motor fuel tax holiday. The holiday is expected to come in October, just before the mid-term elections. However, fuel prices are nearing record levels in May, and no relief is in sight.
Below you'll find a list and links to details on each sales tax holiday in 2022 along with a printable calendar.
- May 14 - August 14 — Children's books
- May 28 - June 10 — Disaster preparedness
- July 1-7 — Freedom Week
- July 1 - June 30, 2023 — Diapers and clothing
- July 1 - June 30, 2023 — Energy Star appliances
- July 1 - June 30, 2024 — Home hardening
- July 25 - August 7 — Back to School
- September 3 - 9 — Tool time
- TBD — Motor fuel