Sales Tax Exemption
Florida Home Hardening Tax-Free Initiative
Now is the time to save and fortify your home against hurricanes and storms!
Championed by CFO Jimmy Patronis, and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Home Hardening Tax Exemption is a two-year, $462 million statewide sales tax exemption period on impact-resistant windows and doora. The tax exemption will allow Florida homeowners and businesses to save on taxes while fortifying their home against storms and lowering their insurance premiums through mandatory insurance premium discounts.
The temporary sales tax exemption period begins July 1, 2022 and, ends June 30, 2024. During the sales tax exemption period, tax is not due on the retail sales of impact-resistant doors, impact-resistant garage doors, and impact-resistant windows for commercial or noncommercial use.
Tax Free Windows & Doors FAQ
During the Florida Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors Sales Tax Exemption Period, you may purchase impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors exempt from sales tax on retail sales. “Impact-resistant windows,” “impact-resistant doors,” and “impact-resistant garage doors” refer to windows, doors, and garage doors that are labeled as impact-resistant and have an impact-resistant rating.
No, there is no limit on the number of impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors that can be purchased tax-exempt.
No, there is no price limit for impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors to qualify for the sales tax exemption.
No. When qualifying items are purchased during the exemption period using a gift card, the qualifying items are tax-exempt; it does not matter when the gift card was purchased.
Yes. Impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors purchased by mail order, catalog, or online are exempt when the order is accepted by the company during the sales tax exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the sales tax exemption period.
If a tax-exempt item is sold in a set with a taxable item, sales tax must be calculated on the sales price of the package or set.
No. The purchase of the qualifying item must be made during the exemption period to be taxexempt. When a rain check is issued, a sale has not occurred. The sale occurs when the rain check is redeemed, and the item is purchased.
Yes. Qualifying impact-resistant windows and doors purchase online are exempt when the order is accepted by the company during the sales tax exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the tax exemption period.
STH windows, replaced an oversized window in a bedroom that was always too hot or too cold. Owner Rocky was very attentive and kept us abreast of timeline and when window was ready. Install was quick and they even remediated rotten wood around opening the same day Vs having us do this and coming back. Made replacing my 1950s window a good experience and we will def use them again. Thank you Rocky and Justin!
April 18, 2022
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June 4, 2022
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September 18, 2021
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