Volume 3 Number 18
May 1, 2006

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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.