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Disaster Preparedness – Sales Tax Holiday

June 2-4th, 2017 is a Sales Tax Holiday weekend for Disaster Preparedness in preparation of Hurricane Season!

To help you plan for emergency items needed and what is considered tax free this weekend, check out this list:

  • First aid kits (always exempt)
  • Reusable Ice Packs
  • Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)
  • Any portable self-powered light source
  • Candles
  • Lanterns
  • Flashlights
  • Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers
  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
  • AA-cell
  • C-cell
  • D-cell
  • 6-volt
  • 9-volt
  • Tarps,¬†plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Tie-down kits
  • Bungee cords
  • Ratchet straps
  • Radios (powered by battery, solar or hand-crank)
  • Two-way
  • Weather band
  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage