Florida offers sales-tax holiday on tools and construction items

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s first sales-tax holiday for tools and construction items is now underway.

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The seven-day holiday is part of a package Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in May.


Some of the items exempt from sales tax include power tools and toolboxes for vehicles that cost up to $300, and work boots that cost $175 or less.

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“It’s really targeted toward skilled workers, but all Floridians can benefit from the holiday,” said Scott Shalley, president of the Florida Retail Federation. “The parameters are a wide range of items related to the skilled working trades.”

State economists have projected the tool-time holiday will reduce state revenue by nearly $10 million.

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The sales-tax holiday will run through Friday.

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