May 23, 2006 -
For the second year in a row, the State of Florida declared a 12 day sales tax exemption on supplies and other merchandise used for hurricane preparation. The tax holiday started Sunday, and continues through June 1st, the start of hurricane season.
Tax exempt items include:
Flashlights and portable, self-powered light sources – $20 or less
Portable radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios – for $50 or less
Flexible waterproof sheeting (tarps) – $50 or less
Gas or diesel fuel containers – $25 or less
Batteries – $30 or less