Florida to eliminate tax on diapers in July

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Diapers will be tax-free in the state of Florida, beginning on July 1.

SB246, introduced by State Senator Lauren Book, D-Plantation in 2016, was approved as part of the state’s 2022 budget on Monday.

The tax exemptions would cover single-use diapers and reusable diaper inserts.

Florida has yet to announce the Hurricane sales tax holiday and back-to-school sales tax holiday. In 2021, the back-to-school sales tax holiday was expanded to 10 days, from July 31 through Aug. 9.

It gave parents and guardians a 6% sales tax break on certain school supplies under $15, the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and accessories, clothing and footwear under $60.

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