Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces that President Donald Trump is committing hundreds of millions of dollars in extra money to reimburse the state for Hurricane Michael cleanup Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Marianna, Fla. DeSantis said Thursday that Trump agreed to alter a federal storm reimbursement policy after the state's Republican governor met this week with the president at the White House. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

Florida to get tax holiday on school, hurricane supplies


Floridians will save on back-to-school and hurricane supplies under sales tax holidays Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law.

DeSantis signed the bill Wednesday at the annual governor’s hurricane conference.

The sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies will run from May 31 to June 6 on items such as batteries, generators, weather radios and fuel cans.

The school supplies sales tax holiday will be from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6 for items including clothes, notebooks, backpacks and shoes. Both tax holidays have cost limits on certain items.

The new law also provides several tax breaks to help with Hurricane Michael recovery, such as building materials, replacement fencing and hurricane debris removal. It also includes a one-year property tax break for farmers who can no longer use their land.

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