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Florida Hurricane Prep sales tax holiday goes until this Friday, June 10th

Florida’s Hurricane and Disaster prep sales tax holiday goes through this Friday, June 10th

Florida’s annual sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies is happening now.

Additional types of supplies -- including pet supplies -- are on this year’s list, as well

The tax-free holiday runs through Friday, June 10.

The holiday was extended this year from 10 to 14 days. For the first time, household pet supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, beds and portable kennels are included in the list of items eligible to be purchased tax-free.

Keeping a fully stocked disaster supply kit with at least seven days of supplies for each family member, including pets, is an essential component of disaster preparedness,” said the state’s emergency management director, Kevin Guthrie.

Floridians are expected to save more than $25 million during the next two weeks on items such as flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries and fire extinguishers.

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.

Florida Stores Prepare For Tax Holiday On Hurricane Preparedness Supplies

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