Sales Tax Holiday and Other Updates for July – Parkland Talk

State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky
State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky

From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:

I hope summer has gotten off to a wonderful start for everyone. This can be a great time when our schedules change a bit, with school being out and many activities and events slowing down. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to benefit from some sales tax holidays ..

This year, the Florida Legislature once again approved a sales tax holiday. It is a great opportunity to enjoy tax savings while you are planning to enjoy your summer.

  • The Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 1-7, 2022. During this time, consumers can purchase qualifying events and outdoor items as well as admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from sales tax. For a list of all qualifying items, please visit FloridaRevenue.com/freedomweek.
  • The Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. During this time, consumers can purchase certain Energy Star items tax-free. freezer combinations under $ 3000. For additional information, please visit FloridaRevenue.com/EnergyStar.
  • Baby and toddler clothing (primarily intended for children age 5 and younger) and diapers are also tax-free from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. This does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, or handkerchiefs. For all details. on this program, please visit FloridaRevenue.com/DiapersAndClothing.
  • Impact-resistant doors, windows, and garage doors can be purchased tax-free from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024. For more information, visit FloridaRevenue.com/HomeHardening.
  • The Back-to-School tax holiday takes place this year from July 25, 2022, to August 7, 2022. I hope you can take advantage of these sales tax holidays over the summer. FloridaRevenue.com/BackToSchool.

If you choose to spend some time closer to home this summer, I suggest you explore some of the wonderful parks we have here in Broward County or even check out our Florida State Parks. Whether you are looking to hike the trails, do some fishing or kayaking, there is something for everyone to do at our Broward County or Florida State Parks. For more information, visit www.broward.org/parks and www.floridastateparks.org.

I wish you and your family a safe and happy July 4th! The City of Margate (5 pm-9 pm at the NW corner of 441 and Margate Blvd) and the City of Coral Springs (5 pm-9 pm at Mullins Park) will be hosting family fun fireworks celebrations. Visit https://www.margatefl.com/521/Fourth-of-July-Parade-and-Fireworks and https://www.coralsprings.gov/Events-directory/Fourth-of- July-Celebration for more information.

However you plan to spend your summer, I hope you have plenty of time to visit with family and friends. As always, my staff and I are here to help in any way we can. Please feel free to reach out to my office at 954 -956-5600 or HDist096@myfloridahouse.gov. Also, follow me on social media at @RepChristineHunschofsky on Facebook, @RepHunschofsky on Twitter, and @chrishunschofsky on Instagram for more timely updates. I look forward to hearing from you!

Christine Hunschofsky

District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Margate, and Parkland.

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