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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

FLORIDIANS RECEIVE SALES TAX RELIEF FOR PURCHASE OF HURRICANE SUPPLIES [FLORIDA]

Governor Bush has signed into law an exception from sale tax collections on certain hurricane supplies. The exception will apply for purchases made only on or between May 21, 2006 through June 1, 2006. The exemptions are on:

   -any portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less;
   -any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weatherband radio selling for $50 or less;
   -any tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less;
   -any ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less;
   -any gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less;
   -any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less;
   -any cell phone battery selling for $60 or less and any cell phone charger selling for $40 or less;
   -any nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less;
   -any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $1,000 or less;
   -any storm shutter device selling for $200 or less;
   -any carbon monoxide detector selling for $75 or less;
   -any blue ice selling for $10 or less; or
   -any single product consisting of two or more of the above items, or other tax-exempt items, selling for $75 or less.
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