The Sunshine State approves 10 tax-free holidays for essentials like diapers and gas

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A variety of essential items, from gas to diapers, will be tax-free in Florida in the next couple of months thanks to a recently approved bill by Governor Ron DeSantis.

According to the governor’s office, House Bill 7071 gives Florida residents 10 sales tax holidays for items like clothes and school supplies. The deals begin this month and will continue through October when a month-long tax holiday for gas will be in effect.

Floridians will receive $1.24 billion in tax relief as a result of the ten holidays. Children’s books, event tickets, and recreational equipment, as well as children’s diapers, will all be tax-free between May 14 and October 31.

Purchases for disaster preparedness, as well as baby clothes and shoes, will be affected. Energy star appliances, impact-resistant doors, and garage doors are among the most cost-effective items available with these tax-free savings.

Residents can also buy lower-cost school supplies such as clothing, shoes, and backpacks, as well as tools and other home repair materials.

“In Florida, we are going to support our residents and help them afford the goods that they need. Florida has been fiscally responsible, so we are in a good position to provide meaningful relief for families, right now,” DeSantis said in a statement.

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls called it “the largest middle-class tax relief package in the history of the state.”

U.S. residents are seeing a major rise in costs for household essentials and living.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the price of oil skyrocketed. According to figures from the American Automobile Association, the average price of gasoline in the United States soared to above $4 a gallon and has remained there since.

  • Children’s books: May 14-August 14, 2022
  • Disaster preparedness: May 28-June 10, 2022
  • Event tickets and rec. equipment: July 1-7, 2022
  • Children’s diapers: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Baby clothes and shoes: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Energy star appliances: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024
  • School supplies, clothing, shoes, and backpacks: July 25-August 7, 2022
  • Tools and other home improvement items: September 3-9, 2022
  • Fuel tax holiday: October 1-31, 2022

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