Volume 3 Number 18
May 1, 2006

Department of Financial Services button
Consumer Services HelpLine Number 800-342-2762
e-mail CFO Tom Gallagher
Press Releases button
Previous Issues button
CFO location button
Subscribe to Eviews button
Unsubscribe to eViews button
Text Version buttonFlorida Department of Financial Services logo



Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Tax-Exempt Items

The new law provides that no sales tax will be collected from May 21, 2006, through June 1, 2006, on the following items:-

(a) any portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less;
(b) any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less;
(c) any tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less;
(d) any ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less;
(e) any gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less;
(f) any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less;
(g) any cell phone battery selling for $60 or less and any cell phone charger selling for $40 or less;
(h) any non-electric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less;
(i) any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $1,000 or less;
(j) any storm shutter device selling for $200 or less per window;
(k) any carbon monoxide detector selling for $75 or less; and
(l) any single product consisting of two or more of the items listed in (a)-(k) selling for $200 or less.

More hurricane preparedness information will be coming as the 2006 hurricane season approaches.