More Sales-Tax Holidays for Florida Residents in July by Karen A. Lake, CPA

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Karen Lake

Florida residents have two sales-tax exemption opportunities in July, when they can purchase a variety of items in the state tax-free. Three additional sales-tax holidays lasting one to two years also begin on July 1, 2022.

Freedom Week returns for a second year, beginning on July 1 and running through July 7. During this time, residents can purchase an extensive list of recreational equipment, outdoor supplies and admission tickets to sporting events, cultural performances, museums and state parks without paying sales tax. Among the items qualifying for sales-tax exemption are:

For more details, including price limits on eligible supplies, visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s Freedom Week Flyer.

A two-week Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is set for July 25 through August 7, during which time, residents may purchase the following items free of sales tax:

For more details, visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s Back-to-School Sales-Tax Holiday publication.

The Florida legislature also approved two one-year sales-tax holidays starting on July 1, 2022: one for the purchase of diapers, clothing and shoes for babies and children age 5 or younger and another for the purchase of energy-star appliances intended for personal use (including washing machines and dryer, refrigerators and water heaters.) In addition, July 1 marks the start of a new, two-year Florida sales-tax holiday on the purchase of impact-resistant windows, doors and garage doors.

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, credits and incentives. She can be reached at the firm’s Miami office at (305) 379-7000 or