Florida’s sales tax holidays aren’t free [Tampa Bay Times]

At the signing of the 2021-22 tax cut package, state leaders praised the addition of a new seven-day sales tax holiday for select admissions and items related to recreational activities, touting the new “Freedom Week” sales tax holiday as an opportunity for Floridians to celebrate their freedom from pandemic-induced lockdowns.

As a matter of public policy, there is no denying that sales tax holidays are popular with lawmakers. Since the passage of Florida’s first ever holiday in 1998, lawmakers have enacted more than two dozen sales tax exemption periods. However, does a sales tax holiday like “Freedom Week” help Floridians celebrate their freedom?

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