Orlando, Fla. — With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing, Floridians can buy storm related supplies tax-free until the end of Thursday.
No taxes will be charged for items like flashlights, batteries, coolers, radios and generators.
Here’s a full list of items exempt from tax until 11:59 p.m. June 4:
Selling for $10 or less:
- Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)
Selling for $20 or less:
- Any portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas)
Selling for $25 or less:
- Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers
Selling for $30 or less:
- Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, only these sizes:
- Coolers and ice chests (food storage; nonelectrical)
Selling for $50 or less:
- Bungee cords
- Ground anchor systems
- Radios (powered by battery, solar or hand-crank)
- Weather band
- Ratchet straps
- Tarpaulins (tarps)
- Tie-down kits
- Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting
Selling for $750 or less:
- Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage
The sales tax exemption does not apply to the rental or repair or any of the above items. It also does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
If qualifying items listed above are sold in a set with non-qualifying items, the price of the set will be subject to sales tax.