There are now two opportunities to save when shopping for your hurricane preparedness kit. The first disaster sales tax holiday begins May 27 and runs through June 9. The second sales tax holiday begins Aug. 26 and lasts until Sept. 8. Both tax holidays are implemented to help Floridians purchase hurricane supplies during the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season.

Below are the retail items that qualify for the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays (click here to download a pdf of the following, plus FAQs, from the Florida Department of Revenue):

$10 or less

  • Cans or pouches of wet pet food

$15 or less

  • Manual can openers
  • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls for pets
  • Cat litter pans
  • Pet waste disposal bag
  • 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

$30 or less

  • Laundry detergent and supplies including powder, liquid, or pod detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, stain removers, bleach
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins, facial tissues
  • Hand soap, bar soap, body wash, sunscreen and sunblock
  • Dish soap and detergents, including powder, liquid, or pod detergents or rinse agents that can be used in dishwashers
  • Cleaning or disinfecting wipes and sprays
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash bags

$40 or less

  • Portable self-powered light sources
  • Pet beds

$50 or less

  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather-band radios
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only: AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, 9-volt

$60 or less

  • Portable power banks
  • Non-electric food storage coolers

$70 or less

  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors

$100 or less

  • Tarpaulins (tarps) or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Portable pet kennels or pet carriers
  • Bags of dry pet food weighing 50 or fewer pounds
  • Over-the-counter pet medications

$3,000 or less

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications or to preserve food in a power outage

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.