2019 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Sales tax holiday for disaster prep supplies May 31 - June 6, 2019
2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

From May 31 – June 6, Floridians can build their hurricane kit tax free!

The following items are eligible during the tax holiday:

$750 or less

  • Portable generators

$50 or less

  • Tarpaulins
  • Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems and Tie-down kits
  • Bungee cords
  • Ratchet straps
  • Radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand crank)
    • Two-way
    • Weather band

$30 or less

  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
    • AA and AAA
    • C-cell
    • D-cell
    • 6-volt
    • 9-volt
  • Coolers and ice chests (non-electrical only)

$25 or less

  • Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers

$20 or less

  • Any portable self-powered light source
    • Flashlights
    • Lanterns
    • Candles

$10 or less

  • Reusable ice (ice packs)

The following items are always sales-tax exempt

  • Bottled water (unflavored, uncarbonated)
  • Canned food, including meats, vegetables, fruit, peanut butter, and other nonperishable items
  • First aid kits
  • Prescription and non-prescription medications
    • All RX and most over-the-counter are exempt
  • Baby food and formula

For more information about the 2019 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, visit the Florida Department of Revenue.