ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -
Hurricane season is here, and right now people in Florida can stock up on storm necessities without paying sales tax.
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Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs through Thursday, June 7.
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Some of the qualifying items include:
- Reusable ice (selling for $10 or less)
- Candles, flashlights, lanterns, and any portable self-powered light source powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas (selling for $20 or less)
- Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers (selling for $30 or less)
- Nonelectrical coolers and ice chests for food storage ($30 or less)
- Bungee cords ($50 or less)
- Ground anchor systems ($50 or less)
- Radios (two-way or weather band) powered by battery, solar, or hand crank ($50 or less)
- Ratchet straps ($50 or less)
- Tarps ($50 or less)
- Tie-down kits ($50 or less)
- Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting ($50 or less)
- Portable generators that can be used for light, communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage ($750 or less)
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Food and other canned goods are not included in the tax holiday.
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Click here to read the complete list of qualifying items and restrictions.