May 28 – Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between May 24, 2022 and June 6, 2022.

May 24, 2022

The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday, May 28 through Friday, June 10. This 14-day sales tax holiday provides the opportunity to buy qualifying disaster preparedness supplies tax-free.

Each year, the Florida Division of Emergency Management encourages residents to take advantage of this tax holiday to prepare for hurricane season, which starts June 1.

Some eligible items include:

  • Pet leashes, collars, and muzzles costing $20 or less
  • Flashlights, lanterns, and pet beds costing $40 or less
  • Batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less
  • Coolers costing $60 or less
  • Tarps costing $100 or less
  • Generators costing $1,000 or less.

For a full list of tax-free items, visit