Hurricane Supplies Are Tax Free This Weekend In Florida

June 2, 2017

A three-day sales tax holiday on storm supplies is underway in Florida.

Through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Florida will not charge sales tax on certain emergency preparedness supplies. Items ranging from reusable ice packs to portable generators up to $750 are covered by the “2017 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday.”

“I was proud to sign a tax cut package that includes a disaster preparedness sales tax holiday so families and businesses have additional opportunities to get the supplies they need to be prepared. With the 2017 hurricane season beginning today, I encourage all Floridians to take advantage of this weekend’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday and ensure your family is safe, “Gov. Rick Scott said.

Items tax exempt during the sales tax holiday in Florida are outlined in the poster below, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Hurricane Supplies Are Tax Free This Weekend In Florida”

  1. William on June 3rd, 2017 7:46 pm

    “And why does it end at noon on Sunday!”

    From the article “Through 11:59 p.m. Sunday”. That’s midnight

  2. James on June 3rd, 2017 7:35 pm

    Would have been nice to have known about this a week or more ahead of time! And why does it end at noon on Sunday! Because retailers know we are just hearing about it and they open late and by the time you go in prices back up!

  3. Mary on June 3rd, 2017 10:13 am

    We also try to buy AAA batteries as we also have many LED flashlights that take AAAs. I would think a battery is a battery in this day .

  4. Sedition on June 2nd, 2017 3:30 pm

    Is there a SANE reason that AAA batteries are not on this list? Most of my tactical flashlights run on either a CR123 battery or on three AAAs. It’s usually hard to find an LED flashlight that DOESN’T run on AAAs.

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