TAMPA - The 2014 North Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and the State of Florida wants to make sure you get prepared. The Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday began Saturday, May 31 and runs through 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 included in the Sales Tax Holiday include:
- A portable self-powered light source (flashlight) costing $20 or less.
- A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio that retails for $50 or less.
- A package of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less.
- A portable generator that is used to provide light or communications, or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less.
- A self-contained first-aid kit costing $30 or less.
- A ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less.
- A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting that retails for $50 or less.
- A gas or diesel fuel tank costing $25 or less.
- A non-electric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less.
- Reusable ice that retails for $10 or less.