TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The first of two 14-day disaster preparedness weekends begins Saturday in Florida ahead of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

From Saturday, May 27 through Friday, June 9, Florida residents can shop for disaster preparedness items without paying state sales tax.

The second tax-free weekend is from Saturday 26 August to Friday 8 September.

“I want to thank our governor and the Florida Legislature for their commitment to making disaster preparedness affordable and accessible to all Floridians,” Florida Department of Emergency Management Executive Director Kevin Guthrie said in a statement. “I encourage residents to take the time now to complete their disaster supply kits and take advantage of this tax holiday in preparation for hurricane season.”

Below is the Florida Department of Revenue’s list of items eligible for the tax-free holiday:

Disaster Preparedness 2023 Sales Tax Holiday – External FAQ – Consumers by WTXL ABC27 on Scribd

As part of the bill, which became law Thursday, the law expanded the tax-free holiday from one 14-day period to two separate 14-day tax-free holidays.

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season will run from June 1 to November 30.

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