Florida Tax Holidays Happening Now

Four Florida tax holidays, including home hardening, are happening now. Here's everything you can purchase tax-free.

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The home hardening Florida tax holiday allows residents to purchase certain doors and windows tax-free. But that isn’t the only tax holiday happening now. Three other tax-free Florida shopping events are underway. 

Some of these Florida tax-free events end soon. Here’s what you need to know before they end.

Home hardening Florida tax holiday 

The home hardening Florida tax holiday runs through June 30, 2024, so shoppers have plenty of time to purchase qualifying items for their homes tax-free. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, impact resistant doors, impact resistant garage doors and impact resistant windows qualify as home hardening purchases. Given Florida’s 6% sales tax rate, shoppers can save at least $60 on every $1,000 spent on qualifying purchases during the home hardening tax holiday.

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Tax-Free Appliances in Florida 

Shoppers can buy some appliances tax-free until June 30, 2024. The Energy Star Appliances and Gas Stoves sales tax holidays both started on July 1, 2023. Here are the items that qualify.

  • Energy Star washing machines, clothes dryers, and water heaters (must not exceed $1,500).
  • Energy Star refrigerators or combination refrigerators/freezers (must not exceed $4,500).
  • Gas ranges or cooktops fueled by combustible gas (excludes outdoor gas grills, camping stoves, and other portable stoves).

What Else is Tax-Free in Florida? 

"Freedom Summer" is also underway in the state. Florida shoppers can purchase the below items tax-free until September 4, 2023.

  • Fishing and camping supplies
  • Children’s athletic equipment
  • Boating and other outdoor supplies
  • Admissions to events and some private memberships

Items exceeding a certain dollar value do not qualify for Freedom Summer. Price exclusions vary for each type of item. 

Florida residents and visitors can check the Florida Department of Revenue’s website for a full list of qualifying items and prices.

Katelyn Washington
Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years’ experience working in tax and finance. While she specializes in tax content, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement and financial planning and has had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes that knowledge is the key to success and enjoys helping others reach their goals by providing content that educates and informs.