Florida Sales Tax Holiday

Florida Sales Tax Holiday Dates

Although Florida has had sales tax holidays in past years, Florida does not currently have any sales tax holiday promotions announced for 2009. This is blamed mostly on a tight state budget and the current economic conditions.

Sales tax holidays are promoted by some states to encourage people to buy certain products and to help lower the overall costs of these products by waiving the state sales tax. One of the most common of these sales tax holidays is the “Back to School” sales tax holiday. This event usually takes place in late July or early August and allows people to buy a variety of school related items without paying state sales tax.

Another state sales tax holiday that is slowly gaining in popularity is the “energy efficient appliances” sales tax holiday. This event usually takes place in late autumn as people are getting prepared for winter and often is targeted toward EnergyStar or other low energy rated appliances.