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Florida’s 2024 Sales Tax-Free Freedom Month Begins Next Week: NorthEscambia.com

Looking to save some money on canoes, fishing gear, pool accessories, tickets or other recreational items? Florida’s Freedom Month begins July 1st.

During July, sales tax is not charged on many boating, fishing and camping items, as well as tickets to live music events, sporting events, fairs, festivals, theater performances and movies throughout the month.

Here is a partial list of what you can buy in July without paying VAT:

  • Tickets for concerts, sporting events, cultural events, theatre performances and films taking place before December 31st.
  • Season tickets for ballet, theater, music events and musical performances.
  • Gym memberships.
  • Bait and fishing accessories that cost $5 or less.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent that cost $15 or less.
  • Snorkels, goggles and swim masks that cost $25 or less.
  • Camping lanterns, flashlights and tackle boxes that cost $30 or less.
  • Water bottles that cost $30 or less.
  • Floatation devices, inflatable chairs and pool toys that cost $35 or less.
  • Sleeping bags, portable hammocks, camp stoves and folding camp chairs that cost $50 or less.
  • Bicycle helmets that cost $50 or less.
  • Life jackets, coolers, paddles and oars that cost $75 or less.
  • Fishing rods and reels that cost $75 or less.
  • Sunglasses that cost $100 or less.
  • Filters, lighting and covers for residential pools and spas that cost $100 or less.
  • Water skis, wakeboards and kneeboards that cost $150 or less.
  • Chemicals for residential pools and spas that cost $150 or less.
  • Tents that cost $200 or less.
  • Binoculars that cost $200 or less.
  • Gas or charcoal grills that cost $250 or less.
  • Paddleboards and surfboards that cost $300 or less.
  • Canoes and kayaks that cost $500 or less.
  • Bikes that cost $500 or less.

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