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Hurricane supplies you can buy tax-free during Florida sales tax holiday


It's time to start preparing for hurricane season. And if you need to stock up on supplies, now is the time to do it.

From May 31 through June 6, some hurricane supplies can be purchased

tax-free in Florida. It's part of the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax
Holiday.


The following items are exempt from sales tax during the holiday period:

Selling for $10 or less:

Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)


Selling for $20 or less:

Any portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas)
Candles
Flashlights
Lanterns


Selling for $25 or less:

Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers


Selling for $30 or less:

Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, only these sizes:
AAA-cell
AA-cell
C-cell
D-cell
6-volt
9-volt
Coolers and ice chests (food storage; nonelectrical)


Selling for $50 or less:

Bungee cords
Ground anchor systems
Radios (powered by battery, solar or hand-crank)
Two-way
Weather band
Ratchet straps
Tarpaulins (tarps)
Tie-down kits
Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting


Selling for $750 or less:

Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage
The sales tax exemption does not apply to the rental or repair or any qualifying items. It also does not apply to sales in a theme park,
entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.

If qualifying items are sold in a set with non-qualifying items, the price of the set will be subject to sales tax.

You can learn more about the sales tax holiday on the Florida Department of Revenue website. Hurricane season begins June 1 and
runs through Nov. 30.

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