Florida Department of Revenue Announces Sales Tax Holidays for 2022

Florida Department of Revenue
May 18, 2022

Here’s a schedule of the sales tax holidays, courtesy of the Florida Department of Revenue:

May 14th-Aug. 14th, 2022 – Children’s books
May 28th-June 10th, 2022 – A range of hurricane supplies, including generators, radios and items for pets
July 1st-7th, 2022 – Tickets for concerts, movies, sporting events and museum visits, as well as certain gear for outdoor activities — “Freedom Week,”

July 1st, 2022-June 30th, 2023 – Diapers

July 1st, 2022-June 30, 2023 – Baby and toddler clothing
July 1st, 2022-June 30th, 2023 – Energy Star appliances

July 1st, 2022-June 30th, 2024 – Home “hardening” (like impact-resistant doors and windows) — July 1st, 2022-June 30th, 2024
July 25th-Aug. 7th, 2022 – Back to school holiday: clothes and shoes that cost $100 or less, school supplies that cost $50 or less and personal computers with price tags of $1,500 or less.
Sept. 3rd-9th, 2022 – Tools and other work equipment

All Month of October – The state will suspend the gas tax, saving drivers about 25 cents per gallon.

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Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
1 year ago

While these tax holidays are a well welcome relief for those who make the least money in our society, they are more public relations gimmicks for Republicans than anything else. We need a robust progressive tax on income, wealth, capital gains, carried interest, estate, corporate, and other types of income that many wealthy folks pay very little tax on. It’s all about paying everyone’s fair share of taxes. If money really did trickle down, we wouldn’t need such taxes. But it tends to be hoarded and used for control and power, especially in the political realm. Hence, we need to turn that around.

Charles Loouk
Trusted Member
Charles Loouk(@charles-loouk)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Tomes

A flat tax (at the Federal level) would go a long way. Since there is no income tax in FL, the only real taxes the state collects are sales tax and business taxes. That’s not a R or D thing, it’s a human thing.

Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Loouk

A flat dollar tax is highly regressive. It takes a huge percentage of a poor person’s income and a minuscule percentage of a wealthy person‘s income. A defined percentage tax on everybody’s income would be better, although I would suggest no income tax on the first $100,000 of income, just so that the average person can afford groceries, medicine, retirement, health insurance, getting the kids through college, a mortgage, etc.

Karen Thompson
Karen Thompson (@guest_65111)
1 year ago

Agree Mark Tomes. How about DeSantis’ holding off on the gas tax break until October, one month before elections? Many other states instituted this gas tax reduction months ago. It’s also a gift to DeSantis’ racketeering oil company donors.