The Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held June 2-3-4, 2017. This newly-created tax free weekend gives you the chance to save money on a variety of hurricane and storm preparedness supplies. Of special interest to us RadioGeeks is the provision applying to radios and batteries. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, radios up to $50 that are powered by battery, solar, or hand-crank are included in the sales tax holiday. In addition, two-way and weather band radios also qualify for the tax break. Batteries up to $30 in sizes “D”, “C”, “AA”, 6-volt, and 9-volt are also included.
If you live in or are visiting Florida during this time, it would be a great opportunity to update your radio equipment. FRS and GMRS walkie-talkies are included. Amateur (ham) and CB radios, too. Inexpensive handheld 2-meter and 70cm radios are available from Baofeng and other manufacturers for under $50.00.
Don’t miss the 2017 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Stock up on batteries, get some new radios, and enjoy a tax break on your purchases!