Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday to begin Saturday

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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As hurricane season approaches and a storm system develops in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is starting its second sales tax holiday for disaster preparedness.

This is the second tax exemption period offered to Floridians in 2023. The first period was available from May 27 through June 9, at the start of the hurricane season.

A collection of hurricane supplies. Credit: WINK

Starting on Saturday, the two-week tax holiday will allow customers to purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies tax-free.

These are some of the qualified items available:

  • Toilet paper
  • Detergents
  • Sunscreen
  • Portable Generators that cost less than or equal to $3,000
  • Carbon monoxide detectors that cost less than or equal to $70
  • Power tools that cost less than $300
  • Batteries that cost $50 or less
  • Non-electric coolers costing less than or equal to $60
Portable electric generator. Credit: WINK

The tax exemption period will continue through Sept. 8.

For more information on the Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, click here.

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