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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the 2023 Hurricane Season starting on June 1, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is urging Floridians to use the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday to save money while stocking up on hurricane supplies. Beginning Saturday, May 27 through Friday, June 9, consumers will be able to purchase much needed hurricane-preparation supplies without paying taxes. This 14-day tax holiday allows Floridians to prepare for hurricane season while saving money on disaster preparedness items such as flashlights under $40, batteries less than $50, tarps under $100, generators less than $3,000, and more.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Unfortunately, it’s not if a storm will take aim at Florida, but when. That’s why it’s so important to stock up on hurricane preparedness supplies like flashlights, batteries, and generators before a storm strikes. NOAA has predicted up to 17 named storms and up to 9 hurricanes this year, so there is no better time to gather hurricane supplies and take advantage of not paying sales tax on many storm-related essentials. A huge thank you to Governor DeSantis and the Legislature for making it easier for Florida families to purchase critical hurricane supplies to ensure our communities are safe this hurricane season. I encourage all Floridians to take advantage of this great sales tax holiday to make sure your family, home, and your business are protected. Visit for more disaster prep resources and information.”

For a full list of tax-free disaster preparedness items, please click HERE.

CFO Patronis’ disaster preparedness website, Prepare Florida contains a host of resources to protect your home and help you insure, secure, and recover in the event of a storm, visit for more information.


About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).