Using Your Tax Holiday to Prep for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm | No comment | Category: Policyholder, Storm Season

hurricane seasonWhen the sales tax holiday rolls around this summer from June 1 – 7 and from July 6 – 12, you might be like most people and decide to stock up on school supplies or general household items before the deadline runs out. But wait! Don’t forget hurricane season starts June 1st (what a crazy coincidence!) and a lot of disaster preparedness items are sales tax exempt during this time too.

Hurricane Prep Savings Galore

When a hurricane hits, you don’t want to be scrambling to find these important disaster preparedness items. You can avoid long lines and a lot of stress by planning to pick up these top hurricane prep items during the sales tax holiday.

While there are price limits on what you can buy, the range of emergency supplies isn’t half bad:

  • Reusable ice ($10 or less)
  • Portable light sources ($20 or less)
  • Gas/diesel fuel ($25 or less)
  • Batteries ($30 or less)
  • Ice coolers ($30 or less)
  • Tarps ($50 or less)
  • Portable radios ($50 or less)
  • Generators ($750 or less)

Planning Ahead

Remember that the most common emergency items are always exempt from taxes, including first-aid kits, basic foodstuffs (including baby formula), bottled water, and prescription medications.

There’s little worse than running smack dab into an emergency without the supplies you need! Now is the time to get the fuel, food, and lighting you need if worst comes to worst. Don’t stand in line with everyone else, only to find out the items you need most are sold out. Prep for hurricane season now (without those pesky taxes!) and rest easy when the storm hits.

storm prepSouthern Oak Insurance has been helping Floridians improve family safety for years, and we want to help you too—whether you’re a client or not! For more information about disaster prep, download our Disaster Preparedness Plan to learn more about what to do when a storm touches down. If you have any questions about how homeowners insurance can help you get the coverage you need to stave off the worst of the storm, call Southern Oak today.

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