Florida welcomes hurricane season with sales tax holiday

by Chuck May 29, 2014

Florida – hurricane season

Florida’s sales tax holiday on storm supplies starts Saturday, May 31 and continues through June 8 to encourage preparedness for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30.

The tax holiday includes the following items:

  • Flashlights for $20 or less
  • Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio for $50 or less
  • Tarpaulin or  flexible waterproof sheeting for $50 or less
  • First-aid kits for $30 or less
  • Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits for $50 or less
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks for $25 or less
  • Batteries include AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries for $30 or less
  • Nonelectric coolers for $30 or less
  • Portable generators for $750 or less
  • Reusable ice $10 or less

Find more information on the tax holiday from the Florida Division of Emergency Management at FloridaDisaster.org.

Charles F. Spielmann


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