DeSantis makes baby items like diapers tax-free for a year

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) signed a $1.2 billion tax relief package on Friday, the largest tax relief package in state history, which in part , makes key baby items tax-exempt for one year.

The governor signed what he described as “the largest tax relief in the history of the state of Florida,” providing relief to millions of Floridians on key items that have skyrocketed over the Biden’s presidency. This includes “really critical needs like gas, diapers, disaster supplies, tools for skilled trades, [and] recreational activities.”

“Families are going to be able to save for things that really matter to them,” he said, first announcing specific tax relief for baby items.

“Diapers, clothing and shoes for babies and toddlers will be tax exempt for one year, beginning July 1, 2022,” DeSantis said. “Children’s books will be tax-free for three months beginning May 14 and continuing until August 14, until the school year.”

This is because the sales tax exemption period for children’s diapers, as well as infant and toddler clothing, clothing and footwear, will run from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

“During this sales tax exemption period, tax is not due on the retail sale of children’s diapers or on infant and toddler clothing, clothing and footwear primarily intended for children 5 years of age or less”, the TIP sheet bed.

Other tax exemption categories include:

Children’s books: May 14-August 14, 2022
Disaster Preparedness: May 28 to June 10, 2022
Freedom Week Articles: July 1-7, 2022
Energy Star Appliances: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Home Hardening: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024
Back to school: June 25 – August 7, 2022
Tool Time: September 3-9, 2022
Fuel: from October 1 to 31, 2022

Shevaun Harris, secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families, spoke at the press conference and said the tax cuts “will have a major impact on families with young children across the state. , including the thousands of wonderful adoptive and adoptive parents who have opened their homes to the children in our care.

“For next year, as the Governor has declared, infant and toddler clothing, footwear and diapers will be tax exempt. Florida is home to more than one million children under the age of five and welcomes 600 newborns every day. As a mom, I know firsthand how helpful this relief will be,” she added.

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