From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:
I hope summer has gotten off to a wonderful start for everyone. This can be a great time when our schedules change a bit with school being out and many activities and events slowing down. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to benefit from some sales tax holidays.
This year the Florida Legislature once again approved several sales tax holidays. It is a great opportunity to enjoy tax savings while you are planning to enjoy your summer.
- The Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday runs from May 29 – September 24, 2023. During this time, consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor items as well as admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from sales tax. For a list of all qualifying items, please visit FloridaRevenue.com/freedomsummer.
- Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. During this time, consumers can purchase certain Energy Star items tax-free. This includes washing machines, dryers, water heaters under $1500, and refrigerators or refrigerator/freezer combinations under $4500. For additional information, please visit FloridaRevenue.com/EnergyStar.
- During the Home Hardening Sales Tax Holiday, impact-resistant doors, windows, and garage doors can be purchased tax-free from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024. For more information, visit FloridaRevenue.com/HomeHardening.
- The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday takes place this year from July 24 to August 6 and an additional two weeks from January 1, 2024 – January 14, 2024. I hope you can take advantage of these sales tax holidays over the summer. FloridaRevenue.com/BackToSchool
- Gas Ranges and Cooktops Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Gas ranges and cooktops are exempt from sales tax on retail sales. “Gas ranges and cooktops” refers to any gas range or cooktop fueled by combustible gas such as natural gas, propane, butane, liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, or other flammable gas. It does not include outdoor gas grills*, camping stoves, or other portable stoves. For more information, visit FloridaRevenue.com/GasStoves.
If you choose to spend some time closer to home this summer, explore some of the wonderful parks we have here in Broward County or even check out our Florida State parks. Whether you are looking to hike the trails, do some fishing, or kayaking, there is something for everyone to do at our Broward County or Florida State Parks. For more information, visit www.broward.org/parks and www.floridastateparks.org.
I am wishing you and your family a safe and happy July 4! The City of Margate hosts a parade from 9 am-11:30 am down Margate Boulevard eastbound from 76th Avenue to State Road 7. Later that day, the City of Margate (5 pm-9 pm at the NW corner of 441 and Margate Blvd) and the City of Coral Springs (5 pm-9 pm at Mullins Park) will be hosting family fun fireworks celebrations. Visit https://www.margatefl.com/521/Fourth-of-July-Parade-and-Fireworks and https://www.coralsprings.gov/Events-directory/Special-Events/Fourth-of-July-Celebration for more information.
However, you plan to spend your summer. I hope you have plenty of time to visit with family and friends. As always, my staff and I are here to help in any way we can. Please feel free to reach out to my office at 954-956-5600 or HDist095@myfloridahouse.gov.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
District 95 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, Margate, and a portion of Coral Springs.