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DeSantis signs $1.2B tax package into law

The Florida Channel
Gov. Ron DeSantis touts a $1.2 billion tax relief package before signing it into law at a Sam's Club in Ocala on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Floridians can expect even more sales tax relief this year.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a $1.2 billion tax package that covers a wide-range of items, such as storm-resistant doors and windows and diapers.

"Families are going to be able to save for things that really matter to them," DeSantis said before signing the measure into law at a press conference at a Sam's Club in Ocala on Friday.

The tax-relief package includes a one-year tax break on diapers, along with baby and toddler clothing and shoes. It also provides a two-year tax break on impact-resistant garage doors, windows or doors for residents who want to strengthen their homes and businesses against hurricanes.

The tax breaks take effect during the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

A list of tax-exempt items is available online.