The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has been passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
During this sales tax holiday, 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. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue’s Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions document. For your convenience, the Department has provided the below digital downloads and social media posts for individuals and businesses interested in sharing information about the sales tax holiday.