Starts tomorrow: No sales tax on hurricane supplies
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 30, 2014 – As Floridians prepare for the beginning of another Atlantic hurricane season that starts on Sunday, Florida's retailers are gearing up for the sales tax holiday on hurricane preparedness items that begins May 31 and ends June 8.
"The sales tax holiday is great way for retailers to help raise awareness of the need to be prepared, while delivering tax savings for our residents," says Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation.
The Florida Retail Federation is distributing a flier to members with the tax-exempt items, and encourages residents to visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management for more resources to help prepare for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
In 2004, a catastrophic series of four hurricanes caused losses of more than $25 billion in Florida, and in 2005 another series of hurricanes caused nearly $11 billion in losses, according to estimates from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. In recent years, hurricanes have developed by without causing significant damage in the state.
However, even in a slow storm years, it only takes one to make landfall.
The 2014 holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 8.
Items included in the Sales Tax Holiday
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