Hurricane season is back, and Florida shoppers will be able to stock up on supplies without paying a sales tax this weekend.
A disaster preparedness sales tax holiday, approved by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week, offers a tax cut on storm supplies up to a certain price, including portable self-powered lights under $20, qualifying batteries under $30, and generators less than $750. First-aid kits are included on the list, but are already tax-exempt.
The sales tax holiday does not include repairing or renting any of the qualifying items. And water is not on the list.
The tax-free period starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
The full list of items also includes tarpaulins, tie-down kits and ground anchor systems.
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