Sales tax holiday starts May 28

Posted 5/24/21

Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

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Sales tax holiday starts May 28

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Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 28 and extends through Sunday, June 6.

Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, and ending Sunday, June 6, 2021, qualifying items such as flashlights, generators and batteries are exempt from sales tax. The following products are included:

Selling for $20 or less
• Reusable ice (ice packs)

Selling for $40 or less
Any portable self-powered light source* (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas):
• Flashlights
• Lanterns
• Candles

Selling for $50 or less
• Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers
• Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
• Two-way and weather band radios* (powered by battery, solar, or hand-crank)

Selling for $60 or less
• Coolers and ice chests (food storage, non-electrical)
• Portable power banks

Selling for $100 or less
• Tarpaulins (tarps)
• Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and  other flexible waterproof sheeting
• Ground anchor systems
• Tie-down kits
• Bungee cords
• Ratchet straps

Selling for $1,000 or less
• Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage.

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