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ACTION NEEDED: New tax codes for Florida's 2022 skilled trade workers sales tax holiday

Overview

Recent Florida legislation has established a skilled trade workers sales tax holiday. The legislation creates a seven-day sales tax holiday from September 3-9, 2022, for certain tools used by skilled trade workers. Tax-free items include certain hand and power tools, work boots, safety equipment, shop lights, toolboxes and belts, plumbing and electrical equipment, and industry textbooks and code books.

During the sales tax holiday period, tax is not due on the retail sale of eligible items related to skilled trade workers, as noted above. To support Florida’s sales tax holiday, Avalara has created several new tax codes for qualifying merchandise.

See the Resolution section below on what you need to do by September 3, 2022.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

  1. Determine where you map your items to tax codes.
    • If you map your items to tax codes in your business application, update the tax code mapping there.
    • If you map your items to tax codes in AvaTax, update your tax code mapping there.
    • See these Help Center articles for assistance on tax code mapping:
  2. Map your eligible items to the new tax codes in the list below by September 3, 2022.
    Tax code Tax code description

    PB100210

    Code books and textbooks for the construction industry

    PT118802

    Battery packs for power tools

    PT118808

    Drain opening tools

    PT118804

    Duffle bags and tote bags designed for carrying tools

    PT118807

    Electrical voltage and testing equipment

    PT118806

    LED flashlights

    PT118800

    Hand tools

    PT118801

    Power tools

    PC030317

    Clothing and related products (Business to Business) – Protective coveralls

    PC040317

    Clothing and related products (Business to Consumer) – Protective coveralls

    PT118809

    Pipe cutting tools – handheld

    PT118810

    Plumbing inspection equipment

    PT118805

    Shop lights

    PT118803

    Toolboxes

    PT118811

    Toolboxes designed for vehicle installation