HURRICANE: Florida Sales Tax Holiday Underway, Here’s What’s Included

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — The “sales tax” holiday is underway through June 4th in Florida and may offer you decent savings if you’re looking for hurricane supplies. Yes, it’s all about hurricane supplies. The “back to school”’ tax holiday is later in the summer.

Here’s a list of what’s included, directly from the State of Florida.

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, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries).

Selling for $50 or less:
• Bungee cords
• Ground anchor systems
• Radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand-
• 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
AAA-cell, C-cell, 6-volt, AA-cell, D-cell, 9-volt;
Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)
Qualifying Items

Note: Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the exemption even if electrical cords are also included.

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