Stock Up On Emergency Items During 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

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Any portable self-powered light sources such as flashlights, lanterns and candles with a $20 value or less are eligible tax free items.
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Gas or diesel fuel containers worth $25 or less are exempt of tax. This also includes LP gas and kerosene containers.
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One of the most common necessities during hurricane season are rechargeable batteries. The qualifying batteries are AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volts. Coolers and ice chests that are non-electrical under $30 apply as well.
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If heavy rain causes leaks inside your home, tarps are an item on the tax exempt list. Other items including ground-anchor systems, plastic sheeting and radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand crank) under $50 are applicable.
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Portable generators used for electricity or food preservation after a power outage are in the offer. Items valued at $750 or less are tax exempt.
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Articles that qualify without exception are bottled water, canned food including meats, vegetables, fruits, and other nonperishable items. First aid kit, prescription medication and children food and formulas also are not taxable during the holiday.
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