Florida’s Summer Sales Tax Holiday Returns in 2023 by Karen A. Lake, CPA, CFST

Posted on June 26, 2023 by Karen Lake

For the third consecutive year, Florida offers its residents a summer-long sales-tax holiday when they purchase qualifying recreation equipment, outdoor items and admissions to entertainment and cultural events. The following purchases made in the state between Monday, May 29, through Monday, September 4, 2023, are tax-free:

Boating and Water Activities Supplies

Camping Supplies

Children’s Toys and Athletic Equipment

Fishing Supplies

General Outdoor Supplies

Pool Supplies

State Park and Special Event Admission

For more information, please visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s website at

About the Author: Karen A. Lake, CPA, is a state and local tax (SALT) specialist and a director of Tax Services with Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs, where she helps individuals and businesses navigate complex federal, state and local tax laws, and credits and incentives. She can be reached at the firm’s Miami office at (305) 379-7000 or