Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off Today
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season kicks off June 1, and the annual Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins May 28 and runs through Sunday, June 6. The 10-day sales tax holiday is for disaster preparedness supplies, including flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries and generators. A full list of tax-free items is available here.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management recommends that all Floridians have a disaster supply kit with enough supplies for at least seven days. The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30; experts are predicting an active storm season, with up to 20 named storms, 10 of which may be hurricanes. Of those, five are predicted to become major hurricanes of Category 3-5 strength. A “normal” season usually sees three major hurricanes.