Senator Mayfield Wants Sales Tax ‘Holiday’ For Guns


Senator Debbie Mayfield, a Rockledge Republican, filed (SB 1310) last week seeking to exempt the sale of guns, ammo, hunting and fishing supplies from sales tax for one day of each year. Much like the back to school sales tax holiday.

The sales tax holiday would run from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020.  Tax exemption for fishing supplies would not include commercial fishing equipment.

This measure comes with a cost however. The bill calls for $237,000 from the State’s General Revenue Fund to cover the cost to implement this bill.


  1. Why in the world would a sales tax exemption for buying guns ever be proposed. Or endorsed. Not in your district but read about the stupid Mayfield idea.


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