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Shopping event: Stock up on storm supplies in Florida tax-free

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.


Patti Roth

About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Send your cheap tips to her at

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