Emergency Prep Tax Holiday

This weekend, from 12:01 Saturday morning until midnight Monday night (April 25th-27th), you do not have to pay taxes on certain prep supplies to help you better prepare for hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Qualifying purchases include the following:

* Less than $3000
Portable generators


* Less than $300
Emergency ladders
Hurricane shutters

* Less than $75

Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
Can openers – nonelectric
Carbon monoxide detectors
Coolers and ice chests for food storage – nonelectric
Fire extinguishers
First aid kits
Fuel containers
Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
Ice products – reusable and artificial
Light sources – portable self-powered (including battery operated)
Examples of items include: candles, flashlights and lanterns
Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios
Smoke detectors
Tarps and other plastic sheeting


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