On Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill authorizing a nine-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies. Starting May 31 and ending June 8th, Floridians can purchase batteries, flashlights, tarps and generators worth $750 or less without having to pay the state’s 6 percent sales tax.
“This is going to go a long way to helping Floridians prepare for hurricane season, making sure they have all the supplies they need to get themselves and their families ready,” said Bryan Koon, the state’s emergency management director.
“Hurricane season begins June 1, and Florida families need to get a plan,” Scott said. “While we always hope for the best, Florida families need to be prepared for anything. Everyone should have a family disaster kit with supplies and medications, be prepared to evacuate if advised to do so by emergency management officials, know your evacuation route and where you can take your pets if you have to shelter, and have all of your important documents and cash together to take with you.”
Be sure to mark your calendars to take advantage of this savings!