Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill for sales tax exemptions effective on July
DORAL, FL – On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed bill HB 7061 for sales tax exemptions that will be effective from July 1-7.
During this time, called “Freedom Week”, consumers will be able to buy back-to-school and hurricane preparedness supplies as well as concert tickets for sports and cultural events and outdoor recreations goods without paying sales tax.
This applies to consumers who purchase tickets or annual passes to concerts, sports events, museums, ballets, theaters, plays, musicals, fairs, festivals and cultural events scheduled before December 31.
The $200 million bill signed for sales tax exemptions also includes gym memberships, boating, fishing and outdoor recreation equipment.
About this, DeSantis said he wanted Floridians to utilize “Freedom Week” to celebrate the freedom they have within the state. “If you look around the country we’re a free state. Many of these states are not free states, unfortunately,” DeSantis said.
But regarding hurricane supplies, dates are different since the sales tax holiday will run from May 28 to June 6 on the following items:
— Flashlights selling for $40 or less
-Radios for $50 or less
– Tarps for $100 or less
– Gas tanks for $50 or less