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Gas, diapers, essential items will be tax-free in Florida

On Friday Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a tax relief plan for the state of Florida.

Gas, diapers, hurricane supplies, and dozens of essential items will be tax-free in Florida over the next few months.

The $1.2 billion plan is set to be the “largest tax relief in the history of the state of Florida.”

For the entire month of October, gas will be tax-free. DeSantis said drivers will save around $.24 per gallon. Children’s diapers, clothing and shoes for kids under five will also be tax-free for an entire year from July 1 until June 30 2023. Children’s books will be tax-free for three months from May 14 through August 14.

The plan will provide relief for Floridians from the highest level of inflation in 40 years.

In addition to those tax breaks, DeSantis also announced a 14-day Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, which will run from July 25 until Aug. 7. A 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will run from May 28 until June 10. Additionally, a Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday which will run from July 1 to 7. Finally, DeSantis announced the first-ever Skilled Worker Tools Sales Tax Holiday. From Sept. 3 to 9,  tools used by skilled trade workers will be tax-free.

For more information about all the upcoming tax breaks, click here.