Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hurricane preps tax holiday

Hurricane preps tax holiday scheduled this weekend.

In 2007 House Bill 225 was passed that designated the last weekend in May as a sales tax free holiday for the first $1,500.00 of the sales price for the purchase of the following hurricane preparedness items:


Any portable self-powered light source.

Any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weatherband radio.

Any tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting.

Any ground anchor system or tie-down kit.

Any gas or diesel fuel tank.

Any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt
batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries.

Any cell phone battery and any cell phone charger.

Any nonelectric food storage cooler.

Any portable generator used to provide light or communications or
preserve food in the event of a power outage.

Any "storm shutter device". The term "storm shutter device" shall
include materials and products manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically for
the purposes of preventing window damage from storms.

Any carbon monoxide detector.

Any blue ice product.

So go save yourself 4% this weekend and get ready for storm season.

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