Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill to provide additional tax relief to Florida residents

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Florida residents will soon be able to save more money with a $1.5 billion tax relief package Governor Ron DeSantis signed Tuesday morning.


House Bill 7073 provides tax savings that range from back-to-school and disaster preparedness to property insurance tax relief.

“It’s been very difficult for a lot of people,” Governor DeSantis said. “We don’t control the federal reserve in Florida. “We have to play the hand we’re dealt, given what’s happening in Washington. We’ve taken a lot of steps to provide relief for Floridians.”

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Included in this package is not one but two 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie wants residents to get ready to take advantage of the holiday.

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“Now, right now, is the best time to finalize your preparedness plans, identify what you need for your kit, then take advantage of the tax holiday,” Guthrie said.

As families around Central Florida and the Space Coast prepare for summer, this bill includes Freedom Month, a sales tax holiday on recreational items.

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Jeremiah Gonda is a father of ten and a small business owner in Brevard County. He said Freedom Month will help his family enjoy time together without breaking the bank.

“We love the outdoors, we love camping, fishing and you can imagine the cost that comes with that with a family our size,” Gonda said. “With the sales tax holiday it’s going to make our summer that much more affordable.”

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House Bill 7073 will go into effect July 1, 2024.

Complete details can be found on the Florida Senate website.

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