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2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 17, 2024
In an effort to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters, Governor DeSantis has signed into law House Bill 7073 which includes the 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. This initiative aims to provide financial relief on essential items needed for emergency situations.

The sales tax holiday will run from June 1 through June 14, giving residents a full two weeks to make their necessary purchases without the added cost of sales tax.

During this period, a wide range of disaster preparedness items will be exempt from sales tax, including:
  • Pet leashes, collars and muzzles costing $20 or less;
  • Flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $40 or less;
  • Batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less;
  • Coolers costing $60 or less;
  • Smoke Detectors costing $70 or less;
  • Tarps costing $100 or less; and
  • Generators costing $3,000 or less.
A full list of tax-free items is available at FloridaRevenue.com/DisasterPrep.

We encourage all residents to get JaxReady and stock their emergency supply kits to fit their entire household, including pets, at least seven days. For a complete list of items to add to your emergency supply kit, visit JaxReady.com/GetAKit