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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2017

Stock Up on Disaster Preparedness Supplies June 2-4 During Florida Sales Tax Holiday

~ 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has been passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June marks the start of hurricane season and a time for Floridians to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017.

“The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is an opportunity for Floridians to purchase supplies in preparation for a variety of storm-related activity,” said Leon Biegalski, executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue. “From powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes, to tropical storms and hurricanes, Florida experiences a range of potentially dangerous weather throughout summer and fall. We encourage Floridians to participate in this sales tax holiday as being proactive is in the best interest of their safety.”

The Florida Department of Revenue issued a Tax Information Publication (TIP) that addresses the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday and posted the TIP on www.floridarevenue.com. The TIP outlines qualifying items ranging from portable, self-powered light sources selling for $20 or less to portable generators selling for $750 or less. 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 promotional materials for the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, please visit http://www.floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep.

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About the Florida Department of Revenue: The Florida Department of Revenue administers the State of Florida’s general tax, property tax oversight and child support programs. The Department’s mission is to provide excellent and efficient service through the fair and consistent administration of Florida’s tax and child support laws in order to simplify the process of compliance. To learn more about the Department of Revenue, visit www.floridarevenue.com and follow @FloridaRevenue on Twitter.