Florida TaxWatch Showcases Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

With hurricane season about to begin, Florida is about to start a weeklong sales tax holiday for items to help families prepare for it.

The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Friday, May 29 and lasts until Thursday, June 4.

Dominic Calabro, the president and CEO of Florida Tax Watch, weighed in on the sales tax holiday on Wednesday.

“As Florida families and businesses continue to recover from COVID-19, and get ready for the June 1 start of hurricane season, this year’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday provides a great opportunity to get prepared and help fuel our economy by shopping locally. The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs from Friday, May 29 through Thursday, June 4, is the perfect time to stock up on essential items tax-free like batteries, flashlights, radios, and even generators, that will keep your family safe in the event of a storm,” Calabro said.

“Of course, shoppers should remain mindful of COVID-19 related health precautions and remember that many stores are offering curbside or contactless pickup so be sure to check online to see what’s available in your area. Florida TaxWatch wants to again thank the Florida Legislature for continuing to offer these important savings back to our families and urges every Floridian to take advantage of the great deals on needed hurricane supplies in the coming days,” Calabro added.

For more information on the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, and what items qualify for the sales tax exemption, visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s website.


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