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Florida Tool Time SALES Tax Holiday

September 3 – 9, 2022

by Martin Group

This is Florida’s first ever tool time tax holiday which begins Labor Day weekend, September 3rd. This means shoppers won’t pay sales tax on most of the things found on a skilled worker’s list of tools and equipment. Tool Sales Time Tax Holiday ends September 9th, 2022.

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Tool Time Sales Tax Holiday September 3-9, 2022

This latest tax free holiday will allow shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous home repair and construction items for power tools and work equipment. This will allow shoppers to save tax dollars on textbooks for those studying to be plumbers, engineers, and more.

Florida families are expected to save about $12.4 million between September 3rd through the 9th of this year, according to the release from the governor’s office.

What is Tax Free

During the sales tax holiday period, tax is not due on the sale of:

  • Toolboxes for vehicles selling for $300 or less
  • Power tools selling for $300 or less
  • Work boots selling for $175 or less
  • Power tool batteries selling for $150 or less
  • Handheld pipe cutters, drain opening tools, and plumbing inspection equipment selling for $150 or less
  • Industry textbooks and code books selling for $125 or less
  • Tool belts selling for $100 or less
  • Electrical voltage and testing equipment selling for $100 or less
  • Shop lights selling for $100 or less
  • Toolboxes selling for $75 or less
  • Hand tools selling for $50 or less
  • Safety glasses selling for $50 or less per pair (or the equivalent if sold in sets of more than one pair)
  • Protective coveralls selling for $50 or less
  • Duffle bags or tote bags selling for $50 or less
  • LED flashlights selling for $50 or less
  • Work gloves selling for $25 or less 

What is NOT Tax Free

This sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Toolboxes for vehicles selling for more than $300
  • Power tools selling for more than $300
  • Work boots selling for more than $175
  • Power tool batteries selling for more than $150
  • Handheld pipe cutters, drain opening tools, and plumbing inspection equipment selling for more than $150
  • Industry textbooks and code books selling for more than $125
  • Tool belts selling for more than $100
  • Electrical voltage and testing equipment selling for more than $100
  • Shop lights selling for more than $100
  • Toolboxes selling for more than $75
  • Hand tools selling for more than $50
  • Safety glasses selling for more than $50 per pair
  • Protective coveralls selling for more than $50
  • Duffle bags or tote bags selling for more than $50
  • LED flashlights selling for more than $50
  • Work gloves selling for more than $25

Other Tax Free Information

For more info on this Tool Time Tax Holiday, go to the Tax Information Publication

The next tax holiday to start in Florida will run from October 1-31, 2022 and will give residents $0.25 off per gallon of gas at the pump.

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