Hurricane Preparedness Tip 2018 – Tax Free Hurricane Supplies

Exemption from Sales Tax on qualifying items June 1 – June 7

Hurricane Season is here again. Be prepared and stock up on hurricane supplies for the 2018 season tax free.

The 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, June 1, 2018 and extends through Thursday, June 7, 2018.

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, 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.

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please see the Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Information Publication on the 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. For your convenience, there is a downloadable PDF below with qualifying items listed.

Tax Exemption Hurricane Season 2018


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