Hurricane Season bring Sales Tax Holiday
The 2023 Hurricane Season officially begins in Florida tomorrow, June 1st, and ends on November 30th. Storms have formed outside of seasonal boundaries in recent years therefore it is best to be prepared year-round. Forecasters predict at least six hurricanes to form during an average season. Homeowners need to secure homes against flooding and wind damage. Protecting windows with shutters. Trim tree limbs and remove flying objects like lawn furniture, from around the home. Keep a storm kit on hand with basic supplies: food, water, flashlights, batteries, and a first-aid kit. Be prepared to be without power for several days. Follow instructions given by Emergency Management personnel regarding evacuations.
The State of Florida delivers tax savings to Florida families twice each year. A 14-day “disaster preparedness” sales tax holiday takes place from May 27, 2023, through June 9, 2023. Examples of tax-free items include flashlights, lanterns costing $40 or less, tarps and ground anchors, pet supplies, coolers, smoke detectors, and generators costing $3,000 or less. For a complete list, read the press release on MyFloridaHouse.gov.
Storm damage may be covered by Homeowners’ Insurance. However, it is not covered by your Holiday Builders’ home warranty. For more information, see HolidayBuilders.com.