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Sales Tax Break For Hurricane Purchase - Details Here

Stock up on supplies between June 1 and June 14 to prepare for stormy weather

Hurricane season officially starts June 1. The time to prepare is now. If you need to stock up on storm supplies, it helps to buy items tax-free.

The 2024 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs from June 1 through June 14. A second sales tax holiday will begin August 24 and run through Sept. 6.

Not sure what you need to prepare? Review the 2024 Disaster Guide for a disaster kit checklist and information on how to prepare for storms and other emergencies.

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday items

$10 or less

  • Wet dog or cat food if sold individually or the equivalent if sold in a box or case

$15 or less

  • Manual can openers

  • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets

  • Cat litter pans

  • Pet waste disposal bags

  • Hamster or rabbit substrate

$20 or less

  • Reusable ice

  • Leashes, collars, and muzzles for pets

  • Pet pads

$25 or less

  • Cat litter weighing 25 or fewer pounds

$40 or less

  • Portable self-powered light sources (candles, flashlights, lanterns)

  • Pet beds

$50 or less

  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios

  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks

  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only:

  • AA-cell

  • AAA-cell

  • C-cell

  • D-cell

  • 6-volt

  • 9-volt

$60 or less

  • Non-electric food storage coolers

  • Portable power banks

$70 or less

  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Carbon monoxide detectors

$100 or less

  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting

  • Ground anchor systems

  • Bungee cords

  • Ratchet straps

  • Tie-down kits

  • Portable pet kennels or pet carriers

  • Dry dog or cat food weighing 50 or fewer pounds

  • Over-the-counter pet medications

$3,000 or less

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in a power outage

For more information about what purchases qualify for the sales tax holiday and other details, visit the Florida Department of Revenue.


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