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Posted on: May 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Residents encouraged to participate in Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Information provided by Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encourages Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s two 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays beginning May 27 through June 9 and Aug. 26 through Sept. 8.

House Bill 7063, the largest tax relief plan in Florida’s history, was signed into law by Governor DeSantis extending the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from a single 14-day holiday to two separate 14-day holidays.

Some of the items included in the sales tax holiday this year are:

  • Portable generators ($3,000 or less)
  • Tarps or other flexible waterproof sheeting ($100 or less)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Portable power bank
  • Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio or weather-band radio
  • Batteries (excludes automobile and boat batteries)
  • Flashlights
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Soap

A full list of eligible tax-free items is available hereThe 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30. Floridians can find a full disaster supply kit checklist here.

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