Thursday, June 1, 2017

Florida's hurricane sales tax holiday is this weekend

Florida’s sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies will be held this weekend, so remember to stock up on the necessities.
The 2017 sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June the 2nd, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4th.
Over the 3 days you won’t have to pay the state’s six-percent sales tax on a number of items that are vital during disasters.
Tax free items include flashlights, radios and tarps.
You can buy first aid kits, gas or diesel fuel tanks, and ice chests.
You can even buy portable generators up to 750 dollars and of course batteries.
A full list of items available tax-free is posted on-line at and on the oyster radio facebook page.
If you are unsure about what you might need should a major storm hit our area this year, you can go to the Franklin county emergency Management website to see what is needed for a well stocked hurricane survival kit.