Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Posted on 05/27/2022
tax holiday sliderHurricane Season 2022 begins on June 1st and runs through November 30th.
HB 7071, the largest tax relief package in Florida’s history, was signed into law by Governor DeSantis and extended the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from 10 days to 14 days. This year, household pet supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, beds and portable kennels are also included in the list of items eligible to be purchased tax-free.
Qualifying disaster preparedness supplies include pet leashes, collars, muzzles and pads costing $20 or less; flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $40 or less; batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less; smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers costing $70 or less; tarps and portable pet kennels costing $100 or less; and generators costing $1,000 or less.
A full list of eligible tax-free items is available here.
For more information regarding the Lee County Emergency Center and a hurricane preparation guide, click here.