Scott seeks 2-week hurricane supply tax holiday

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 27 2014 05:18:40 PM EST
MIAMI -

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.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus