Beginning on Saturday, September 3, 2022,  Florida’s Tool Time Sales Tax Holiday Starts. Floridians may purchase qualifying items commonly used by skilled trade workers, exempt from sales tax on retail sales.  These items include power tools, work boots, and toolboxes, according to FloridaRevenue.com thru Friday, September 9, 2022.

A list of qualifying items during this week long holiday are listed below.  We’ve also included the list of items that will not qualify.

If you purchase an item that would otherwise qualify for the sales tax exemption but costs more than the limits listed below, the item is not exempt.  You must pay sales tax on the entire price of the item.  There is no limit on the number of qualifying items that can be purchased tax-exempt.  So that’s a plus.

The exemption is good for qualifying items purchased thru mail order, catalog, or online.  They are exempt when the order is accepted by the company during the sales tax holiday period for immediate shipment.  The delivery can be made after the sales tax holiday period.

So, if you’re in the market for some new “toys” this Labor Day weekend, tomorrow thru Friday is the time to go shopping.

FloridaRevenue.com has a FAQ page that should be able to answer any questions you might have.  We will link that here for easy reference.

Oh!  One more important tip and this is a good one.  You CAN use a gift card, if you have one, for these purchases.

 

  • Qualifying Items:

    • 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

  • The sales tax holiday period does not apply to the following items:

    • 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; and
    • Work gloves selling for more than $25.