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Gov. DeSantis proposes permanent, one-year tax exemptions on these household items

BRADENTON, Fla. — From diapers and laundry detergent to children’s books and pet medication, Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing permanent and one-year tax exemptions on a long list of household items.

DeSantis detailed his proposal in a news conference in Bradenton on Tuesday.

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He said if his plan is approved by the state legislature, it will provide $1.1 billion in tax relief for Florida families.

The proposal includes the following:

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Reinstatement of the two-week Back to School tax holiday in the fall and the addition of an additional two-week holiday in the spring for children returning to school after the winter break. This also includes a reinstatement of the two-week Disaster Preparedness tax holiday; a one-week Tools and Home Improvement tax holiday; a one-week Freedom Week tax holiday; and a one-year Energy Star Appliance tax holiday.

A permanent tax exemption for baby and toddler necessities, including diapers, baby wipes, clothing and shoes for children under the age of 5.

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A permanent tax exemption for cribs and strollers.

A permanent tax exemption on items that contain medicinal ingredients and medical equipment to close the gap on medical supplies and equipment that is not exempt from sales tax.

A one-year tax exemption for household items under $25 like laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap and trash bags.

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A one-year tax exemption for children’s books for children under 17 years old.

A one-year tax exemption for children’s toys designated for children aged 2-12.

A one-year tax exemption for children’s athletic equipment like children’s bikes, footballs, soccer balls, rollerblades, baseballs, baseball bats, etc.

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A one-year tax exemption on pet food for household pets and a permanent tax exemption for over-the-counter pet medications such as flea and tick prevention medications.

The legislature has to approve the exemptions before they can take effect.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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