Floridians can take advantage of the one-week tax break which begins on May 29 and covers sale taxes on storm prep items such as radios, batteries, generators, and more. With hurricane season starting June 1st, it is the perfect time to start planning and getting stocked up on essential items.
Emergency Supply Kit
When preparing for hurricane season it is important to put together an emergency supply kit. The kit should include supplies to make it through the storm, but also enough supplies to last the aftermath. Account for each member in your household and make sure you have enough non-perishable food, water, and medicine to last at least three days. Also be sure to have battery powered flashlights and radios, extra cash, and solar or crank chargers for your cell phones.
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, to help residents get ready for storm season. Some of the qualifying items for tax exemption include portable or self-powered light sources, including candles, for $20 or less. Gas or fuel containers for $25 or less. Most batteries including rechargeable for $30 or less. Coolers and ice chest for $30 or less. Waterproof sheeting, radios, and tie-down kits for $50 or less and portable generators selling for $750 or less.
The sales tax holiday begins May 29 and extends through June 4.