Disasters in preparation for disasters in Florida Tax Holidays will run from Saturday, May 28, to Friday, June 10 this year.
This year, pet products such as pet food, chains, collars, beds and portable booths are also included in the list of items that can be purchased tax– free.
Florida residents are expected to save $ 25.6 million on purchases tax– Free items such as flashlights, radios, tarpaulins, batteries and fire extinguishers. That’s more than double the $ 10.5 million saved by Florida residents in 2021 disaster sales. Tax Holidays.
“Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be costly, especially given the long-term inflation that continues to affect our country,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Disaster preparedness sales this year Tax Holidays has been extended to a full two weeks to ensure that Florida residents get the maximum amount of savings and have enough time to prepare for hurricane season. ”
Qualification materials for disaster preparedness include:
- Pet leashes, collars, muzzles and pillows cost $ 20 or less;
- Flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $ 40 or less;
- Batteries and weather stations cost $ 50 or less;
- Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers cost $ 70 or less;
- Tarpaulins and portable pet kiosks cost $ 100 or less; and
- Generators cost $ 1,000 or less.
In addition to sales disaster preparedness Tax HolidaysFlorida residents are also encouraged to take advantage of other low-cost disaster preparedness activities, including:
- Know your home, know your area – Every year, it is important for residents to know whether they live in an evacuation zone, in low-lying, flood-prone areas, in mobile homes or in hazardous structures during hurricane season. It is also very important for residents to know their home and its ability to withstand strong winds and heavy rain. Visit floridadisaster.org/know for more information.
- Make a plan – Every family should have a disaster management plan that meets the needs of their household. Everyone in the family should help develop a contingency plan and understand the plan. Visit floridadisaster.org/family-
plan for more information.
- Create a list of important items and documents – During a storm, residents may need a quick evacuation. Creating a list of important things and documents before the threat of a storm the state ensures that residents do not forget important things during the evacuation.
- Review of insurance policies – Residents should review their insurance policies before hurricane season to make sure they have enough coverage to fully recover from possible storm damage.
- Buy non-perishable goods in grocery stores – During food trips, residents are encouraged to take extra non-perishable items such as canned fruits and vegetables that can be included in their disaster supply kit to avoid crowds and last-minute shortages before a disaster.