What You Need to Know About the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

By Julia Bauer
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The Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday began June 1 and will continue through June 14.

In order to supply some relief for Floridians as we approach hurricane season, this holiday was created to provide a small discount on items you can buy to prepare for Florida’s hurricane season which started June 1. It is important to start preparing now, especially since we are also enduring a pandemic.

This sales tax holiday was “passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis,” according to the Florida Department of Revenue. “During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.”

Some items that will be exempt from sales tax include reusable ice packs, coolers, flashlights, batteries, tie-down kits and more. A full list of qualifying items can be found below.

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