Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday 2021 | Polk County Moms

As a way to help Florida’s economy, the state legislature created a statewide sales tax holiday called Freedom Week. Freedom Week begins Thursday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 7. During this time sales tax will be lifted for admission to museums and live events as well as outdoor recreational activities. 

The following items are tax-free during Freedom Week

Admissions

  • Live music events (through Dec. 31, including season tickets)
  • Live sporting events (through Dec. 31)
  • Movies (through Dec. 31)
  • Museum entry (including annual passes)
  • State park entry (including annual passes)
  • Ballets, plays, and musical theater performances (through Dec. 31, including season tickets)
  • Fairs, festivals, and cultural events (through Dec. 31)
  • “Private and membership clubs providing physical fitness facilities” (through Dec. 31)

General outdoor supplies

  • Sunscreen and insect repellant (up to $15)
  • Water bottles (up to $30)
  • Hydration packs and bicycle helmets (up to $50)
  • Sunglasses (up to $100)
  • Binoculars (up to $200)
  • Outdoor gas or charcoal grills and bicycles (up to $250)

Fishing, Boating and Water Activity Supplies

  • Bait and tackle (up to $5 for individual items, $10 for sets)
  • Tackle boxes or bags (up to $30)
  • Rods and reels (up to $75 if sold individually, $150 for combos)
  • Boating and water activity supplies
  • Snorkels, goggles, and swimming masks (up to $25)
  • Safety flares (up to $50)
  • Life jackets, coolers, paddles, and oars (up to $75)
  • Water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards, and “recreational inflatable water tubes or floats capable of being towed” (up to $150)
  • Paddleboats and surfboards (up to $300)
  • Canoes and kayaks (up to $500)

Camping Supplies

  • Lanterns and flashlights (up to $30)
  • Sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camp stoves, collapsible camping chairs (up to $50)
  • Tents (up to $200)

Other sports equipment

  • Any item used in individual or team sports, not including clothing or footwear” (up to $40) It’s a lot of stuff, for sure.

The tax exemptions do not apply to fireworks, sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport. Additionally, commercial fishing items and pool toys are not included. 

Visit the Florida Department of Revenue for a full list and some frequently asked questions HERE

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