Florida's 2014 Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday ends on Sunday, June 8

TAMPA - The 2014 North Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and the State of Florida wants to make sure you get prepared. The state's Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday ends on Sunday, June 8.

During the holiday, qualifying items related to hurricane preparedness are exempt from sales tax, making storm supplies more affordable for families.
Specific items in the Sales Tax Holiday are as follows:

Selling for $10 or less:

  • Reusable ice packs or cubes

Selling for $20 or less:

  • Any portable self-powered light source
  • Battery-powered flashlights or lanterns
  • Gas-powered lanterns
  • Tiki-type torches
  • Candles

Selling for $25 or less:

  • Any fuel container (gas, kerosene, diesel)

Selling for $30 or less:

  • Batteries (AA, C, D, 6- or 9-volt)
  • Non-electrical coolers or ice chests
  • Self-contained first-aid kit

Selling for $50 or less:

  • Bungee cords
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Radios and weather-band radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tarpaulins (tarps)
  • Visqueen, plastic sheeting or drop cloths, or other waterproof sheeting

Selling for $750 or less

  • Portable generators to provide light, communications or food during a power outage
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