Florida Tax Free Weekend 2018 Hurricane Supply List

Florida’s sales tax free weekend for hurricane supplies begins Friday, June 1, 2018 and extends through Thursday, June 7, 2018.

During Florida’s hurricane sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items.

Florida Tax Free Weekend 2018 Hurricane Supply List

$10 or less:

Reusable ice (Reusable ice packs)

$20 or less:

Any portable self-powered light source:
Flashlights
Lanterns
Candles

$25 or less:

Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers.

$30 or less:

Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries):
AAA-cell
AA-cell
C-cell
D-cell
6-volt
9-volt

$50 or less:

Bungee cords

Ground anchor systems

Ratchet straps

Tarpaulins (tarps)

Tie-down kits

Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting

Radios (powered by battery, solar, or handcrank)
Two-way
Weather band

$750 or less:

Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage.

Tax Exempt Year-Round

First-Aid Kits

Canned Food

Bottled Water (unflavored and uncarbonated)

Baby Food and Formula

Prescription Medications

Most Over-the-Counter Medications

The 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.

The sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.