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Tax-free Hurricane Supplies 2021

First Coast Sotheby's International Realty - St Augustine

First Coast Sotheby's International Realty  is a locally owned and independently operated real estate business in Saint Augustine, Florida, where...

First Coast Sotheby's International Realty  is a locally owned and independently operated real estate business in Saint Augustine, Florida, where...

May 24 2 minutes read

It's that time of the year again. Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

Over the past three years, Florida has seen four hurricanes make landfall.  Luckily, St. Augustine is resilient, and so are its people.  

Because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an " above-normal" 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, Floridians are encouraged to have at least seven days worth of supplies on hand. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday bill which will give Floridians a 10-day tax holiday to prepare for hurricane season.


Tax-exempt items by price limit: 

Under $20 – Reusable ice packs.

Under $40 – Candles, flashlights, and lanterns (any self powered light source).

Under  $50 – Radios (powered by battery, solar or hand cranked), gas or diesel fuel tank, and batteries ( a package of AA-cell or AAA -cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt or 9-volt. Excluding automobile and boat batteries. 

Under $60 - Non-electric food storage containers, and portable power banks.

Under $100 - Tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting. Ground anchor system or tie-down kit. 

Under $1000 - A portable generator

Hurricanes can be frightening. It is imperative that we learn from the storms that have visited us in recent years and ready ourselves for the potential event of another major storm. Preparedness never comes too early, so stock up today and save yourself some money! 

Nothing is more stylish than safety.

For more information about the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday, check out the link below.

Tax Holiday Information

From First Coast Sotheby's International Realty, stay safe, stay ready, and stay dry.



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