Florida's Governor DeSantis Announces Freedom Summer Savings

Flyer with a list of events and costs.

The Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday in Florida will take place the entire month of July and will make items such as fishing supplies, outdoor recreation equipment, admissions to state parks and museums sales tax free.

Additionally, the Governor announced that Florida State Parks will offer free admission on Memorial Day Weekend to kick off the summer for Florida’s families. To kick off the summer with savings for families, Governor DeSantis has waived admission for all visitors to Florida State Parks for Memorial Day weekend. This includes May 24-27, 2024.

The Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday will remove the sales tax on items families use during the summer, including:

Boating and water activity supplies:

  • Goggles and snorkels ($25 or less)

  • Pool toys ($35 or less)

  • Coolers, Life jackets, Paddles ($75 or less)

  • Inflatable water tubes and floats, Wakeboards ($150 or less)

  • Paddleboards, Surfboards ($300 or less)

  • Canoes, Kayaks ($500 or less)

Fishing Supplies:

  • Bait and Tackle ($5 or less for individual items, $10 or less for multiple items sold together)

  • Tackle boxes ($30 or less)

  • Reels, Rods ($75 or less)

Camping Supplies:

  • Flashlights ($30 or less)

  • Sleeping bags, Camping chairs ($50 or less)

  • Tents ($200 or less)

Outdoor Supplies:

  • Sunscreen ($15 or less)

  • Water bottles ($30 or less)

  • Bicycle helmets ($50 or less)

  • Outdoor grills ($250 or less)

  • Bicycles ($500 or less)

Admissions to events or performances scheduled to be held between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024:

  • Live music events

  • Live sporting events

  • Movies to be shown in a movie theater

  • Ballets

  • Plays

  • Fairs

  • Festivals

Admissions purchased for any of the following:

  • Museums, including annual passes

  • State parks, including annual passes

  • Season tickets for ballets, plays, music events, and musical theater performances

Please let us know if you have questions about these changes or other tax issues.