ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane season starts June 1, and Floridians can replenish their hurricane supplies, sales tax free through Thursday.
From May 29 through Thursday, June 4, Floridians can buy items ranging from flashlights and tarps to generators, without paying state or county sales tax.
The sales tax holiday applies to both brick and mortar businesses, along with internet and mail-order businesses that collect sales taxes in Florida (think Amazon). It does not include sales at theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels or airports.
The full list of items exempt from taxes include:
- Ice packs
- Portable light sources, like candles, flashlights and lanterns
- Fuel containers
- Coolers and ice chests
- Batteries (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
- Bungee cords
- Ground anchor systems
- Ratchet straps
- Tie-down kits
- Plastic drop cloths and other waterproof plastic sheeting
- Portable generators
You can find more details on qualifying products, and rules and exemptions from the sales tax holiday, by going to the Florida Dept. of Revenue website, or by checking out the document below.