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Tax Holiday Just In Time For Idalia



With the impending storm now is the time to take advantage of Florida’s second 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is in full swing. The two-week holiday period began Saturday, August 26, and will continue through Friday, September 8. As hurricane season kicks in, people will have an opportunity to stock up on storm supplies without paying sales tax

What happens during the 2023 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday?
During the 2023 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, you may purchase qualifying items related to disaster preparedness exempt from sales tax.
Items that are exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday is provided in Tax Information Publication (TIP) No. 23A01-02. These include:
 A portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event ofa power outage with a sales price of $3,000 or less
 A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting with a sales price of $100 or less
 An item normally sold as, or generally advertised as, a ground anchor system or tie-down kit with a sales price of $100 or less
 A smoke detector or smoke alarm with a sales price of $70 or less
 A fire extinguisher with a sales price of $70 or less
 A carbon monoxide detector with a sales price of $70 or less
 A nonelectric food storage cooler with a sales price of $60 or less
A portable power bank with a sales price of $60 or less
 A gas or diesel fuel tank with a sales price of $50 or less
A portable self-powered radio*, two-way radio, or weather-band radio with a sales price of$50 or less
A package of AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6- volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, with a sales price of $50 or less
A portable self-powered light source* (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas) with as ales price of $40 or less
* Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the exemption even if electrical cords are included in the purchase.
Common household consumable items with a sales price of $30 or less. For purposes of thisexemption, common household consumable items means:
Laundry detergent and supplies
Powder, liquid, or pod detergent