• Today is the last day to take advantage of Florida's hurricane sales tax holiday

    By: Kevin Williams


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Hurricane season is here, and people in Florida can stock up on storm necessities without paying sales tax.

    Read: 5 things to know before hurricane season

    Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs through Thursday, June 7.

    Some of the qualifying items include: 

    • Reusable ice (selling for $10 or less)
    • Candles, flashlights, lanterns, and any portable self-powered light source powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas (selling for $20 or less)


    Read: Hurricane evacuation: Helpful apps for finding gas, hotel rooms, traffic routes

    • Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers (selling for $30 or less)
    • Nonelectrical coolers and ice chests for food storage ($30 or less)
    • Bungee cords ($50 or less)
    • Ground anchor systems ($50 or less)
    • Radios (Two-way or weather band) powered by battery, solar, or hand crank ($50 or less)
    • Ratchet straps ($50 or less)


    Read: Florida's 10 safest cities in a hurricane

    • Tarps ($50 or less)
    • Tie-down kits ($50 or less)
    • Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting ($50 or less)
    • Portable generators that can be used for light, communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage ($750 or less)


    Food and other canned goods are not included in the tax holiday.

    Click here to read the complete list of qualifying items and restrictions.

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