The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to the Florida Department of Revenue’s website.
This sales tax holiday begins May 29 and extends through June 4.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
Items exempt from the sales tax include:
- Flashlights, lanterns, self-powered portable light sources costing $20 or less
- Batteries, including AAA, C-cell, 6-volt, AA, D-cell and 9-volt; coolers and ice chests (food storage, nonelectrical), costing $30 or less
- Portable radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios, bungee cords, tarps, tie-down kits, costing $50 or less
- Gas or diesel fuel tanks costing $25 or less
- Batteries costing $30 or less
- Power generators costing $750 or less
Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30.
For more information, visit FloridaRevenue.com.
Published May 27, 2020