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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Florida’s 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday kicks off this weekend

Florida is kicking off its 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this weekend.

The hurricane season is right around the corner, and the upcoming sales tax holiday will offer savings to Florida residents as they stock up on qualifying supplies. Beginning on Saturday, May 28 through Friday, June 10, the following items will be exempt from sales tax:

  • $2 or less:
    • Wet pet food (cans or pouches).
  • $15 or less:
    • Manual can openers.
    • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets.
    • Cat litter pans.
    • Pet waste disposal bags.
    • Hamster or rabbit substrate.
  • $20 or less:
    • Reusable ice.
    • Leashes, collars, and muzzles for pets.
    • Pet pads.
  • $30 or less:
    • Bags of dry pet food weighing 15 or fewer pounds.
  • $40 or less:
    • Portable self-powered light sources.
    • Pet beds.
  • $50 or less:
    • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios.
    • Gas or diesel fuel tanks.
    • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries: AA cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, and 9-volt only.
  • $60 or less:
    • Nonelectric food storage coolers.
    • Portable power banks.
  • $70 or less:
    • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms.
    • Fire extinguishers.
    • Carbon monoxide detectors.
  • $100 or less:
    • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting.
    • Ground anchor systems.
    • Portable pet kennels.
  • $1,000 or less:
    • Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in a power outage.

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Revenue Disaster Preparedness webpage.