Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1
Take time this week to prepare
For the next seven days, June 1 – June 7, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.
Tax Exempt Items include:
- Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)
- Any portable self-powered light source (powered by a battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas):
- Candles, Flashlights, Lanterns
- Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers
- Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only(excluding automobile and boat batteries):
- Bungee cords
- Ground anchor systems
- Radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand- crank)
- Weather band • Ratchet Straps
- Tarpaulins (tarps)
- Tie-down kits
- Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other waterproof sheeting
- Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage.
- Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)
Tax Exempt Year-Round
– Canned Food
– First Aid Kits
– Bottled Water (unflavored and uncarbonated)
– Baby Food and Formula
– Prescription Medications
– Most Over-the-Counter Medications
The sales tax exemptions do not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items nor sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
To learn more about the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday or to get a complete list of qualifying items, visit floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep.