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Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe

Weekdays 6:00AM - 10:00AM

Hurricane season starts on June 1st and if you need supplies for this season then there is a sales tax holiday happening at the end of May. It begins Friday, May 29, 2020 and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. Only qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

Here is a list of qualifying items:

$10 or less

  • Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

$20 or less

  • Portable, self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas)
  • Candles
  • Flashlights
  • Lanterns

$25 or less

  • Gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers

$30 or less

  • Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries): AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt and 9-volt
  • Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

$50 or less

  • Bungee cords
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Radios (powered by battery, solar, or handcrank) either Two-way or Weather band
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tarpaulins (tarps)
  • Tie-down kits
  • Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting

$750 or less

  • Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage