Fla. tax holiday on hurricane supplies begins Friday

Real Estate Agent with One World Realty Inc. SL675447

 Floridians will have seven days to build a hurricane-season stockpile – including batteries, flashlights and radios – free of sales taxes, beginning Friday.

Items eligible for the May 31-June 6 tax break

  • Reusable ice that costs $10 or less
  • Self-powered light sources, $20 or less
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks, $25 or less
  • Nonelectric food storage coolers, $30 or less
  • Packs of AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt or 9-volt batteries, $30 or less
  • Self-powered radios, two-way radios or weather-band radios, $50 or less
  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting, $50 or less
  • Tie-down kits, $50 or less
  • Portable generators, $750 or less

The rental or repair of items doesn't qualify for the exemption, and items sold at airports and theme parks aren't included in the deal.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Donald. Remember living in Florida and preparing for the hurricane season. Residents should take advantage. Thanks for the heads up! Enjoy your day!

May 30, 2019 04:46 AM #1
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

This is a great idea, as preparation is the key before the season.

May 30, 2019 05:11 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Can't believe another Hurrican season is upon us. This program should spur everyone to make sure they have what they need to be prepared.

May 30, 2019 02:13 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Donald- this is a wonderful way to motivate Floridians to purchase emergency supplies in readiness for hurricane season. 

May 30, 2019 08:20 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Donald.

Thankfully we don't have hurricanes in our area just a tornado or two to cope with

May 31, 2019 01:16 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the remonder. We have been thinking about a portable generator.

Jun 03, 2019 07:24 AM #6
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