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Florida's disaster tax holiday starts May 29

During that week, purchases of certain hurricane supplies will be tax-free.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — From Matthew to Irma, Michael to Dorian, Florida has seen its share of hurricanes in recent years. Later this month, the state is giving everyone a chance to save money while stocking up on supplies, in case another dangerous storm approaches this year.

Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday, May 29 and runs through Thursday, June 4. 

During that week, purchases of certain hurricane supplies will be tax-free.

Here are some of the most popular items on that list:

  • Reusable ice packs ($10 or less)
  • Candles, flashlights and lanterns ($20 or less)
  • Fuel containers ($25 or less)
  • Batteries ($30 or less)
  • Coolers and ice chests ($30 or less)
  • Radios powered by battery, solar energy or hand-crank ($50 or less)
  • Bungee cords, tie-down straps and ratchet straps ($50 or less)
  • Portable generators ($750 or less)

There are some restrictions to know about. The sales tax exemption does not cover rentals or repairs of any of the listed items. Supplies sold in airports, entertainment complexes and hotels will still be subjected to sales tax.

You can find the full list of items, limits and more here.

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