MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s a good time to stock up on hurricane supplies.
Not only is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Tuesday June 1, a 10-day sales tax “holiday” in which Floridians can buy certain hurricane supplies without paying taxes, begins today, Friday May 28.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning Extended For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
Shoppers will be able to avoid paying sales taxes on such items as reusable ice packs that cost $20 or less; portable self-powered radios, gas tanks and packages of batteries that cost $50 or less; non-electric food coolers that cost $60 or less; tarps that cost $100 or less; and portable generators that cost $1,000 or less.
The holiday, which runs through June 6, is expected to save shoppers $10.5 million in state and local sales taxes.READ MORE: Miami-Dade, Broward County Public Schools To Continue Free Summer Food Distribution
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There are also tax holidays planned for back-to-school supplies and recreational activities.
In late July and early August, Floridians won’t have to pay sales taxes for school supplies, some clothing and the first $1,000 for a computer.MORE NEWS: 'We Need To Get To 70 Percent By July 4th': Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Hopes To Meet Biden Admin. Goal
New to the “tax holiday” lineup is a “Freedom Week” during the first week of July on recreational purchases, as well as for purchasing tickets for concerts, athletic events and museums.