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2018 Disaster Prep Sales Tax Holiday – June 1-7, 2018

May 23, 2018

When Irma swept across Florida, were you prepared? Take advantage of this sales tax holiday to prepare for the next hurricane.

sales tax holiday - take advantage of the hurricane supplies - Emergency preparedness supplies. A large pile of supplies to be used in case of a natural disaster (hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc.) including: flashlight, backpack, batteries, water bottles, first aid kit, lantern, radio, can opener, mask.  No people.

Sales Tax Holiday to Prepare for Hurricanes:

Florida’s 2018 sales tax holiday on select disaster preparedness supplies runs from June 1 (the first day of hurricane season) until June 7. So as you prepare for the 2018 storm season, if you buy qualifying supplies you will not pay sales tax on those items. A detailed list of qualifying items is available from the Florida Department of Revenue at the link below.

But here’s an idea of what’s on the list: AAA, AA, C and D cell batteries selling for $30 or less; bungee cords, ground anchor systems, tarps selling for $50 or less; and candles, flashlights and lanterns selling for $20 or less.

In the days before Irma, Bill Jackson’s sold hundreds of flashlights, cook stoves, fuels, water filters/drops/purifiers, and dehydrated meals. Many customers were shopping in a hurry or limited by the supplies available as the storm got close.

Don’t put off your supply buying until a storm is on the way; you have too many other things to worry about then. You can, and should, prepare now.

For more sales tax holiday details, click here.

For more tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, ask us at Bill Jackson’s before it’s too late.