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Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday set for May 28 – June 10

By Staff | May 26, 2022

Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Saturday, May 28 and extends through Friday, June 10.

“Hurricane season can be a trying time, but preparing in advance for disasters is the best way to stay safe,” said Jim Zingale, executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue. “The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday helps families stock up on essentials while saving money.”

The Department has created the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday webpage with information and promotional materials for consumers, businesses, and other interested parties. Visit floridarevenue.com/disasterprep.

For more information, please see this Tax Information Publication (TIP), which outlines qualifying items ranging from cans or pouches of wet pet food selling for $2 each or less to portable generators selling for $1,000 or less. The sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.

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