TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's time to stock up and save.
Florida's hurricane sales tax holiday starts Friday and runs until June 6. It's predicted to save customers upward of $800,000.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill earlier this month putting both the hurricane sales tax holiday and the upcoming school supply tax holiday into place at the annual governor's hurricane conference.
The sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies applies for items such as batteries, generators, weather radios and fuel cans.
The school supplies sales tax holiday will be from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6 for items including clothes, notebooks, backpacks and shoes. Both tax holidays have cost limits on certain items.
The new law also provides several tax breaks to help with Hurricane Michael recovery, such as building materials, replacement fencing and hurricane debris removal. It also includes a one-year property tax break for farmers who can no longer use their land.
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