FDEM: Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 26 – Sept. 8

The second of two 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, which provides residents with the opportunity to purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies tax-free, takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 8.

Eligible items include:

  • Pet leashes, collars and muzzles costing $20 or less;
  • Common household items such as paper towel, toilet paper and soap costing $30 or less;
  • Flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $40 or less;
  • Batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less;
  • Coolers costing $60 or less;
  • Smoke Detectors costing $70 or less;
  • Tarps costing $100 or less; and
  • Generators costing $3,000 or less.

A full list of tax-free items is available at FloridaRevenue.com/DisasterPrep.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management encourages residents to stock a disaster supply kit that can last the entire household, including pets, for at least seven days. The Division’s complete disaster supply kit checklist is available for download at FloridaDisaster.org/Kit. Follow the Florida Division of Emergency Management on social media for more preparedness tips.

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