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Tax-free hurricane supply week begins Friday

Posted at 6:07 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 06:18:37-04

If you're not yet prepared for hurricane season, this weekend you can get essential supplies for a little cheaper.

Starting Friday, June 1st through Thursday, June 7th, hurricane supplies will be tax-free in the state of Florida.  This means you will not be charged sales tax for the following items:

Reusable ice packs up to $10
Flashlights, lanterns and candles up to $20
Gas or diesel fuel containers up to $25
Batteries, coolers, and first-aid kits up to $30
Radios and tarps up to $50
Generators up to $750

The sales tax does not apply to the rental or repair of the qualified items.

The tax also does not apply in theme parks, airports, entertainment complexes or public lodging establishments.

For more information, click on this link for the Florida Departments of Revenue.

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