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Sales tax holiday

Florida is offering its residents an opportunity to purchase storm supplies without paying state sales tax, which is 6 percent.

You’ll save at least $6 on every $100 you spend.

The sales tax holiday, which is May 28 – June 10, is valid for a variety of eligible items, including hurricane supplies.  Usually, specific price points are required for tax-exempt status to apply.

Examples of items included in the tax holiday:

  • flashlights and other eligible lights $40 or less
  • eligible batteries $50 or less
  • portable generators $1,00 or less
  • portable powerbanks, $60 or less
  • radios $50 or less
  • fire extinguishers $70 or less

Some household items that are eligible for the tax holiday are useful anytime, such as pet products and fire extinguishers. First-aid kits are always exempt from sales tax.

 

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