Scott seeks 2-week hurricane supply tax holiday

Published On: Jan 27 2014 05:18:40 PM EST

Gov. Rick Scott is proposing a two-week sales tax holiday in Florida for hurricane preparedness supplies ranging from portable generators to first-aid kits.

Scott said in Miami on Monday the holiday would be in the first two weeks of June if it is approved by the Legislature. Hurricane season begins on June 1 each year and runs through Nov. 30.

The Republican governor said the measure would save taxpayers about $20 million as part of his overall plan to cut taxes by $500 million this year.

Emergency management officials say the tax break would give people more incentive to get prepared.

Other covered items include radios, flashlights, tarpaulins, fuel tanks, coolers, ground anchors and batteries.


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