Florida’s brand new “tool time” sales tax holiday on tools and other home repair and construction items will continue through September 9, 2022 and is part of a wide-ranging tax bill passed this year by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.
The name of the tax-free holiday is reminiscent of the home-improvement sitcom show in the 1990s called “Home Improvement, and will allow shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous home repair and construction items.
During the holiday, purchases of the following items are exempt from sales tax:
- Hand tools selling for $50 or less
- Power tools selling for $300 or less
- Power tool batteries selling for $150 or less
- Work gloves selling for $25 or less
- Safety glasses selling for $50 or less
- Protective coveralls selling for $50 or less
- Work boots selling for $175 or less
- Tool belts selling for $100 or less
- Duffle/tote bags selling for $50 or less
- Tool boxes selling for $75 or less
- Tool boxes for vehicles selling for $300 or less
- Industry text books and code books selling for $125 or less
- Electrical voltage and testing equipment selling for $100 or less
- LED flashlights selling for $50 or less
- Shop lights selling for $100 or less
- Handheld pipe cutters, drain opening tools, and plumbing inspection equipment selling for $150 or less
The sales tax holiday does not apply to sales within a theme park or entertainment complex, at a hotel or public lodging establishment, or at an airport. More information and a full list of items for Florida tax free holidays can be found on the Department of Revenue website.