With Florida ready to starts its Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Friday and going through June 6, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) showcased how shoppers can get ready for hurricane season.
Noting that hurricane season starts on Saturday, the FRF insisted the sales tax holiday offered Floridians a great chance to stock up on supplies and save.
“With hurricane season upon us, this Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday comes at a great time by drawing attention to the need to be prepared for a storm and providing Florida families with millions in needed tax relief,” said FRF President and CEO R. Scott Shalley on Tuesday. “I want to thank Governor DeSantis for including this holiday is his original budget and our legislative leaders for their hard work this past session to ensure it was funded.”
The FRF listed some items which can be purchased tax-free during the sales tax holiday. These include:
- A portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less.
- A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or Weatherband radio selling for $50 or less.
- A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less.
- A ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less.
- A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less.
- A package of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less.
- A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less.
- A portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less.
- Reusable ice selling for $10 or less.