Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday for Florida!

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Florida residents know that preparation is key to avoid the feeling of panic. Governor Ron DeSantis has expanded the list of items eligible for the hurricane sales-tax holiday. It is now beyond batteries and portable radios. You will find the updated list includes common household supplies and pet foods. This tax break is to make it easier and more affordable for Floridians to stock up on essential supplies before the storm season hits. Let's take a closer look at the details of this expanded tax holiday.

Dates and Eligible Items ;

The disaster-preparedness holiday period runs until June 9th and is an opportunity to save on a wide range of items for disaster preparedness. The expanded list includes the following categories and price thresholds:

1. $10 or less: This category covers cans or pouches of wet dog food or cat food.
2. $15 or less: Manual can openers, pet waste disposal bags, cat litter pans,  and collapsible/travel-sized food bowls/water bowls.
3. $20 or less: Reusable ice, pet leashes, collars, muzzles, and pet pads.
4. $25 or less: Cat litter weighing 25 or fewer pounds.
5. $30 or less: Laundry detergent and supplies (fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach), toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins, tissues, hand soap, bar soap, body wash, sunscreen, dish soap, detergents, cleaning or disinfecting wipes and sprays, hand sanitizer, and trash bags.
6. $40 or less: Portable self-powered light sources and pet beds.
7. $50 or less: Batteries (excluding automobile and boat batteries), gas or diesel fuel tanks, portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios.
8. $60 or less: Portable power banks and nonelectric food storage coolers.
9. $70 or less: Smoke detectors or smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors.
10. $100 or less: Bags of dry dog food or cat food weighing 50 pounds or less, over-the-counter pet medications, portable kennels or pet carriers, tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting, and ground anchor systems or tie-down kits.
11. $3,000 or less: Portable generators.

Benefits of the Expanded Hurricane Sales-Tax Holiday
The expanded roster of items for the hurricane sales-tax holiday offers several significant benefits to Florida residents:

1. Increased Preparedness: By including common household supplies, such as laundry detergent, trash bags, and other essential items, the tax break ensures that residents can stock up on all the necessities for hurricane preparedness.
2. Financial Relief: The exemption of sales taxes on a wide range of items helps reduce the financial burden of purchasing supplies before the storm season. This enables household to allocate their resources more effectively during times of increased expenses.
3. Convenience and Accessibility: With a broader list of eligible items, residents have greater flexibility and access to the supplies they need. This makes it easier for them to prepare their homes and ensure the safety and well-being of their loved ones.

Be sure to take advantage of the savings so you are ready for hurricane season! The goal is to prepare and avoid the panic. 

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