Florida Extends Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday in 2022 by Karen A. Lake, CPA

Posted on May 27, 2022 by Karen Lake

To help its residents prepare for the 2022 hurricane season, the Florida legislature announced it has extended its annual disaster-preparedness sales tax holiday to run for two weeks between Saturday, May 28, and Friday, June 10, 2022.  During this period, consumers and businesses in the state by purchase the following items free of sales tax:

With the Atlantic Hurricane season starting on June 1, now is also a good time for individuals and business owners to ensure they have appropriate plans in place to secure their homes and businesses before, during and after a storm makes landfall. This includes confirming insurance coverage for their homes and the potential interruption to their businesses, knowing if they are in evacuation areas and where they would go should the government issue an evacuation order, securing important documents and ensuring they have on hand ample supplies, including non-perishable food, medications and cash.

About the Author: Karen A. Lake, CPA, is a state and local tax (SALT) specialist and a director of Tax Services with Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs, where she helps individuals and businesses navigate complex federal, state and local tax laws, credits and incentives. She can be reached at the firm’s Miami office at (305) 379-7000 or