The 2024 Tax Free Holiday in Florida aims to help residents save money while preparing for the hurricane season by providing tax exemptions on essential items. The current tax-free holiday runs through June 14, 2024, then returns August 24-September 6, 2024. Here’s a breakdown of the items covered and their respective price limits:

  • $10 or less: Wet dog or cat food if sold individually or the equivalent in a box or case.
  • $15 or less: Manual can openers, collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets, cat litter pans, pet waste disposal bags, hamster or rabbit substrate.
  • $20 or less: Reusable ice, leashes, collars, and muzzles for pets, pet pads.
  • $25 or less: Cat litter weighing 25 pounds or less.
  • $40 or less: Portable self-powered light sources, pet beds.
  • $50 or less: Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, weather-band radios, gas or diesel fuel tanks, batteries (specific sizes: AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, 9-volt).
  • $60 or less: Non-electric food storage coolers, portable power banks.
  • $70 or less: Smoke detectors, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting, ground anchor systems, portable pet kennels or carriers, dry dog or cat food weighing 50 pounds or less, over-the-counter pet medications.
  • $100 or less: Portable generators used to provide light, communications, or preserve food during a power outage.
  • $3,000 or less: N/A (The uploaded document does not specify items for this category.)

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

This tax holiday is an excellent opportunity for Florida residents to stock up on hurricane preparedness supplies and save money in the process. For more detailed information, visit Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday .