Florida's Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday

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Florida's Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday

Postby hurricane » Mon May 22, 2006 6:56 am

Florida's sales tax holiday runs May 21 through June 1. Unfortunately the sales tax holiday is quiet stingy. Consider "storm shutter devices $200 or less". What kind of storm shutters can one purchase at that price? Essentially none. While the intention is good the prices associated with the items is set much to low for proper storm preparation. The Florida Legislature needs to increase the dollar values for next year.

"No state or local sales tax will be collected on hurricane preparedness items, including:

Flashlights and portable, self-powered light sources – $20 or less
Portable radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios – for $50 or less
Flexible waterproof sheeting (tarps) – $50 or less
Gas or diesel fuel containers – $25 or less
Batteries – $30 or less
Non-electrical food storage coolers – $30 or less
Portable generators – $1,000 or less
Carbon monoxide detectors – $75 or less
Storm shutter devices – $200 or less
Cell phone batteries – $60 or less"

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