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Florida: September 2014 Sales Tax Holiday


 Also energy efficient.

A sales tax holiday for new Energy Star and WaterSense products will take place in Florida next week, from 12:01 a.m., September 19 through midnight, September 21, 2014. During that time, no sales or local option tax will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of qualifying products.

There is no limit to the number of qualifying products a consumer may buy so long as the price per individual item is less than $500. However, when the sales price of a qualifying item is $500 or more, the exemption “is limited to a single purchase for each specific type of qualifying item.”

Qualifying Energy Star products

  • Air purifier
  • Ceiling fan and air conditioner
  • Clothes dryer and clothes washer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Light bulbs (packages)
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Swimming pool pump
  • Water heater

Qualifying WaterSense products

  • Bathroom sink faucet
  • Faucet accessory
  • High-efficiency toilet or urinal
  • Showerhead
  • Weather or sensor-based irrigation controller

Several states provide tax-free periods for energy efficient products, but no two state sales tax holidays are the same. For example, freezers and clothes dryers are not exempt during the Virginia sales tax holiday for energy efficient products. Retailers selling qualifying products to multiple states are advised to pay close attention to the fine print.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.