Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday offers chance to save

The city of Sanibel recently reported that consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax during the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, this year’s holiday started on May 28 and it will extend through June 6. Qualifying items such as flashlights, generators and batteries are exempt from sales tax. The following products are included:

SELLING FOR $20 OR LESS

– Reusable ice (ice packs)

SELLING FOR $40 OR LESS

– Any portable self-powered light source, including light sources powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas: Flashlights, lanterns, candles

SELLING FOR $50 OR LESS

– Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers

– Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries): A and AAA, C-cell D-cell, 6-volt and 9-volt

– Two-way and weather band radios, including radios powered by battery, solar, or hand-crank

SELLING FOR $60 OR LESS

– Coolers and ice chests (food storage, non-electrical)

– Portable power banks

SELLING FOR $100 OR LESS

– Tarpaulins (tarps)

– Ground anchor systems

– Tie-down kits

– Bungee cords

– Ratchet straps

– Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting

SELLING FOT $1,000 OR LESS

– Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage

The holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, it does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.

For more information for consumers, visit https://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Documents/FAQexternalConsumers.pdf.

For more information for businesses, visit https://floridarevenue.com/taxes/tips/Documents/TIP_21A01-04.pdf.


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