TAMPA, Fla. — Florida’s first Tool Time Sales Tax Holiday starts on Saturday, September 6, and runs for a week.
During the holiday, qualifying items that are commonly used by trade workers are exempt from sales tax. That includes things like power tools, work boots, tool boxes and more.
- Selling for $25 or less per pair:
- Selling for $50 or less per item:
- Duffle bags
- Hand tools
- LED flashlights
- Protective coveralls
- Tote bags
- Selling for $50 or less per pair (or the equivalent if sold in sets of more than one pair):
- Selling for $75 or less per item:
- Selling for $100 or less per item:
- Electrical voltage and testing equipment
- Shop lights
- Tool belts
- Selling for $125 or less per item:
- Industry code books
- Industry textbooks
- Selling for $150 or less per item:
- Drain opening tools
- Handheld pipe cutters
- Plumbing inspection equipment
- Power tool batteries
- Selling for $175 or less per pair:
- Selling for $300 or less per item:
- Power tools
- Toolboxes for vehicles
The holiday does not apply to rentals of any eligible items or to items bought within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
Read the FAQs on the holiday here or below.
Three other sales tax holidays are currently underway in the state: Home hardening, diapers and clothing and energy star appliances.
Those holidays all started on July 1.
- Diapers and clothing:
- Run through June 30, 2023
- Exempts sales tax on baby, toddler and children’s clothing for ages 5 and under
- Exempts sales tax on children’s diapers (single use and reusable)
- Home hardening:
- Runs through June 30, 2024
- Exempts sales tax on home hardening products like impact-resistant doors, windows and garage doors
- Energy star appliances:
- Runs through June 30, 2023
- Exempts sales tax on items some qualifying Energy Star appliances
- Washing machines, dryers and water heaters ($1,500 or less)
- Refrigerators or combo fridges/freezers ($3,000 or less)