TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The state’s 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will begin in late May, allowing Floridians to save money on those much-needed supplies for the upcoming hurricane season.
“Natural disasters can cause hardship and challenges for Floridians. In the last few years, hurricanes and tropical storms have inflicted severe damage on our state,” said Jim Zingale, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue. “I hope consumers will use the disaster preparedness sales tax holiday to gather supplies. It’s always a good idea to be prepared before disaster strikes.”READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
The sales tax holiday, which was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, starts May 29 and ends June 4.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
During this time, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax, such as batteries, flashlights and generators.MORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
For more information and a full list of qualifying items, click here.