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Florida Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Preparedness

Postby kman » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:21 am

As mentioned in my previous post on the 2007 Hurricane Season, Florida is having a "Sales Tax Holiday" from June 1 through 12, 2007. Here's the official list of tax-free items.

From: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/tip07a01-04.html
Qualifying items selling for $10 or less:
Reusable ice or items sold as artificial ice

Qualifying items selling for $20 or less:
Any portable self-powered light source
Battery-powered flashlights
Battery-powered lanterns
Gas-powered lanterns (including propane, kerosene, lamp oil, or similar fuel)
Tiki type torches
Candles

Qualifying items selling for $25 or less:
Any gas or diesel fuel container (including LP gas and kerosene containers)

Qualifying items selling for $30 or less:
Batteries, including rechargeable (listed sizes only)
AAA-cell
AA-cell
C-cell
D-cell
6-volt (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
9-volt (excluding automobile and boat batteries)
Coolers (food-storage; non-electrical)
Ice chests (food-storage; non-electrical)

Qualifying items selling for $40 or less:
Any cell phone charger

Qualifying items selling for $50 or less:
Tarpaulins (tarps)
Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting
Ground anchor systems or kits
Tie-down kits (items that are advertised or normally sold as a tie-down kit)
Bungee cords
Ratchet straps

Qualifying items selling for $60 or less:
Any cell phone batteries

Qualifying items selling for $75 or less:
Radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
Two-way radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
Weather band radios (self-powered or battery-powered)
Any carbon monoxide detectors
Any package consisting of two or more of the previously listed qualifying hurricane-preparedness items
Note: Battery-powered or gas-powered light sources and qualifying portable self-powered radios will qualify for the exemption even though they may have electrical cords.

Qualifying items selling for $200 or less:
Storm shutter devices (defined as materials and products specifically manufactured, rated, and marketed for the purpose of preventing window damage from storms)

Qualifying items selling for $1,000 or less:
Portable generators that will be used to provide light, communications, or to preserve perishable food in the event of a power outage

Be sure to read the original source for this list for all the details about the exemptions and rules.

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