TODAY: Sales tax holiday begins in Florida; here’s what’s included

ORLANDO, Fla. — As we approach the halfway mark for Hurricane Season, it’s a good time to do some basic math.


Three months down, three to go.

That leaves plenty of time for Mother Nature to stir things up in Central Florida.

And with a tropical system eyeing the Gulf and the Sunshine State, there’s no better time to get out and restock your seasonal storm kits.


Here’s some extra incentive to do just that.

Starting Saturday, you can save money on many of those storm supplies, thanks to Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

It runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.

READ: Hurricane supply checklist: What should you include in your kit?

There are lots of eligible items on the list and you might be surprised at some.

From manual can openers and hand sanitizers — to kitty litter and pet medications — the state has laid it all out for consumers.

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So if you haven’t already done so, get out and gather those storm supplies.

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It could save you aggravation later, give you some peace of mind, and help keep money in your pockets.

For more information about Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, click here.

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