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Hurricane Suppy Sales Tax Holiday

Posted by McDonald & Osborne Posted on Oct 14 2015

If you live in the “Sunshine State”, you’re probably aware that Hurricane Season officially kicked off June 1st and will stick around until November 30th. This year, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that created a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supply items that went into effect May 31 and will last through June 8, 2014.

Specific items included in the sales tax holiday are as follows:

• A portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less
• A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50
or less
• A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less
• A self-contained first-aid kit selling for $30 or less
• A ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less
• A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less
• A package of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile
and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less
• A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less
• A portable generator that is used to provide light or communications or preserve
food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less
• Reusable ice selling for $10 or less

For more information on building your hurricane supply kit and details of the sales tax holiday see

Stephen Osborne, CPA
Certified Public Accountant

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