You can save cash while spending during Florida’s ‘Freedom Week’

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Credit: WINK News.

Your chance to save cash is right around the corner.

Beginning Thursday, you will not have to pay sales tax in the state on a wide range of items that will get you outdoors.

It’s the first “Freedom Week,” part of a tax package signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in May.

You can buy kayaks, bikes and camping gear; even bug spray will not be taxed.

People who spoke with WINK News said they’ll grab their carts and gear up for the outdoors ad spend some special time with their families – grills for your cookout, coolers to head to the beach with, fishing supplies, water gear and sunscreen, you name it, everything you need to have fun in the sun.

“We got to celebrate and go buy anything we can,” said Perla Perez.

While it’s exciting to save money, most people we spoke to Wednesday did not know about “Freedom Week.”

This is the first “Freedom Week” to take place in Florida. DeSantis signed the bill to keep Florida tax-friendly in hopes the tax cut package will save $168 million in state revenue.

Local stores such as Sunshine Ace Hardware are ready for customers to save money this week.

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