2024 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: Which items are exempt from sales tax?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Do you have your disaster supplies kit stocked up?

With the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season beginning Saturday, the State of Florida is offering Floridians a chance to purchase things like batteries, coolers, and generators.


The 2024 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs from Saturday, June 1 through Friday, June 14, and again from Saturday, August 24 through Friday, Sept. 6.

The following items are exempt from sales tax during the sales tax holidays:

$10 or less

  • Wet dog or cat food if sold individually or the equivalent if sold in a box or case

$15 or less

  • Manual can openers
  • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets
  • Cat litter pans
  • Pet waste disposal bags
  • Hamster or rabbit substrate

$20 or less

  • Reusable ice
  • Leashes, collars, and muzzles for pets
  • Pet pads

$40 or less

  • Portable self-powered light sources (candles, flashlights, lanterns)
  • Pet beds

$50 or less

  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only:
  1. AA-cell
  2. AAA-cell
  3. C-cell
  4. D-cell
  5. 6-volt
  6. 9-volt

$60 or less

  • Non-electric food storage coolers
  • Portable power banks

$70 or less

  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors

$100 or less

  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Bungee cords
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tie-down kits
  • Portable pet kennels or pet carriers
  • Dry dog or cat food weighing 50 or fewer pounds
  • Over-the-counter pet medications

$3,000 or less

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in a power outage

For more information about the Disaster Prep Sales Tax Holiday, click here.

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