Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Parenting Issues

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2014 - May 31 through June 8

See also

The Florida sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items begins on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and ends on Sunday, June 8, 2014. During this period, items related to hurricane preparedness are exempt from sales tax. This holiday does not apply to sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging locations, or airports. The following is a sample list of items that would qualify for the tax exemption during the sales tax holiday.

  • Portable generators ($750 and under) that will be used to provide light, communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage
  • Portable lights (self-powered or battery-powered)
  • Radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
  • Two-way radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
  • Weather band radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
  • Gas-powered lanterns (propane or kerosene lamps)
  • Propane, kerosene, lamp oil, and similar fuels
  • Tiki-type torches
  • Fuel containers
  • Batteries (excluding automobile batteries and boat batteries)
  • Candles
  • Reusable ice or ice packs
  • Coolers and ice chests (non-electrical)
  • Self-contained first-aid kits
  • Tarpaulins (tarps)
  • Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other water proofing sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Tie-down kits
  • Bungee cords
  • Ratchet straps

Price retractions apply for items on the sales tax exemption list. A list of qualifying items with price restrictions is available by clicking this link. Eligible battery-powered or gas powered light sources and portable self-powered radios qualify for the exemption even though they may have electrical cords.

The official start of hurricane season, June 1, 2014, could begin with one or two storms in June or July according to meteorologist Dan Kottlowski. AccuWeather.com's long-range forecasting team anticipates two storms, either tropical storms or hurricanes, to make landfall in the United States. To read more about Florida's 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on AccuWeather.com click this link.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos