All eyes are on Hurricane Idalia as it approaches Southwest Florida. There is tax free shopping for Hurricane Idalia supplies in Florida right now. The state had already scheduled this tax holiday preparing for the most active time of the year for tropical weather. Timing is perfect to save money and encourage you to get prepared. If you need a few reminders as this storm approaches Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, here is our hurricane guide. Take a minute to refresh yourself on the important information you’ll find here.
Legislators passed two Disaster Preparedness sales tax holidays giving Floridians a break when stocking up on some basic supplies. The first tax free holiday kicked off over Memorial Day Weekend. The list of items that are tax free right now is pretty extensive and may include things you don’t typically think about when it comes to hurricane supplies.
Tax free hurricane supplies
Tax free items include things you might need for your personal safety during and immediately following a storm like flashlights and tarps. In addition, they consider things you might need if you are forced to evacuate with a beloved pet. You can’t exactly go on a crazy shopping spree as there are limits on spending in each category. However, you CAN be strategic and shop a little each day to get the maximum in sales tax savings. If you have questions about what is exempt or if for some reason a store did not honor a tax free purchase, click here to get more info.
In addition, you can click here for a complete list of all sales tax holidays in Florida. In the meantime, here are a few items to stock up on. These hurricane supplies are tax free this week, through Friday, September 8th. With the approaching storm, you should probably take advantage.