Florida approves 10 tax-free holidays for essentials like gas and diapers : NPR

A woman presses a button to fill a gas tank at a gas station in East Dundee, Illinois on March 19.

Nam Y. Huh/AP


hide caption

toggle caption

Nam Y. Huh/AP


A woman presses a button to fill a gas tank at a gas station in East Dundee, Illinois on March 19.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

Necessities like gasoline and diapers will be tax-exempt in Florida for the next few months thanks to a bill approved by Governor Ron DeSantis.

House Bill 7071 gives Floridians 10 sales tax exemptions for items such as school supplies and clothing, according to the governor’s office. Deals start this month and run through October.

DeSantis said in a statement, “In Florida, we will support our residents and help them purchase the goods they need. Florida has been fiscally responsible, so we are in a good position to provide meaningful relief to families, by this moment. “

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprows called it “the largest middle-class tax relief package in state history.”

Americans are seeing rising costs for household essentials.

The price of oil soared after Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The average price of gasoline in the United States rose to more than $4 a gallon and has remained at that level ever since, according to data from the American Automobile Association.

This week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point in an effort to combat rising inflation.

Leave a Comment