Florida's 'Freedom Week' tax holiday provides incentive to purchase kayaks, sporting equipment

click to enlarge Florida's 'Freedom Week' tax holiday provides incentive to purchase kayaks, sporting equipment
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Florida’s Freedom Week tax holiday is on now.

The tax holiday started on July 1 and runs to July 7.

Tax holidays are a common occurrence in Florida, a notably low-tax state. Last year, around Independence Day, Florida had a tax to make people go out and spend after the disastrous economic effects of COVID-19.

This year's tax holiday similarly focuses on going out and having fun. Florida residents will be able to save on fishing supplies, camping supplies, sports equipment, boating and water activity supplies, pool supplies, general outdoor supplies and event tickets.

Gov. Ron DeSantis talked about inflation and how this law would help families afford to have a fun summer, before signing it into law on May 6.

“The tax relief you're going to see are going to be breaks for really critical needs, like gas, diapers, disaster supplies, tools for skilled trades, recreational activities, you name it,” DeSantis said. “And, so, families are going to be able to save for things that really matter for them.”

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