Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday ends June 10

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) are encouraging Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, going on now and running until Friday, June 10.

HB 7071 was signed into law by DeSantis and extended the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from 10 to 14 days. This year, household pet supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, beds and portable kennels are also included in the list of items eligible to be purchased tax-free.

Floridians are expected to save $25.6 million on the purchase of tax-free items such as flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries and fire extinguishers. This is more than double compared to the $10.5 million Floridians saved during the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

“Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be costly, especially with ongoing inflation continuing to impact our nation,” said DeSantis. “This year, the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has been extended to a full two weeks to ensure Floridians are receiving the maximum amount of savings and have enough time to prepare for hurricane season.”

“Keeping a fully stocked disaster supply kit with at least seven days of supplies for each family member, including pets, is an essential component of disaster preparedness,” said FDEM Director Kevin Guthrie. “I encourage all residents to take advantage of the extended Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday and begin their hurricane season preparation efforts before a storm threatens our state.”

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