State announces two summer tax holidays

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 1, 2023

State announces two summer tax holidays

     The state of Florida has scheduled two tax holidays for this year’s hurricane season. 

     The first one began May 27 and lasts through June 9; the second will be held Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.

      Residents can purchase essential disaster supplies without paying sales tax. 

Some of the eligible items are:

•  Flashlights and lanterns costing $40 or less; 

•  Reusable ice that is $20 or less; 

•  Radios $50 or less; 

•  Tarps and ground anchors or tie-down kits, up to $100; 

•  Coolers and portable power banks that cost up to $60; 

•  Batteries and fuel tanks worth $50 or less;

•  Smoke detectors, fires extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors costing $70 or less; 

•  Generators that cost $3,000 or less. 

     Items for safe pet evacuations and common household cleaners are also tax free. 

    Hurricane season runs from June 1 - Nov. 30.  For the county hurricane guide go to: