Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday takes place June 1 - June 7

Posted: 11:23 AM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 17:07:02-04
Storm supplies sales tax holiday begins June 1
Storm supplies sales tax holiday begins June 1

Stock up on supplies for the hurricane season and save money in the process now through Thursday.

Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins June 1 and extends through June 7.

Among the items that are tax free

  • Flashlights and lanterns costing $20 or less.
  • Radios and tarps costing $50 or less.
  • Batteries and coolers costing $30 or less.
  • Generators costing $750 or less.The sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items or to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport, according to the Florida  Department of Revenue.

These are the top five items Florida Power and Light recommends having at her home before a storm hits: radios, flashlights, batteries, powerbanks and generators.

“Having a generator leading into the start of hurricane season is one of the most important items you can have. When we have a hurricane, we know there will be outages, so your plan should anticipate what you are going to do when you have a lack of power, and this generator can help keep a sense of normalcy for you and your family when the power goes out,” said Florida Power and Light spokesman Tyler Mauldin.

For the complete list of qualifying items, click here.