Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday
When: Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines three existing sales tax holidays into one, three-day holiday in August. In 2015 only, Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax holidays will be held May 25-31, 2015 and August 7-9, 2015. In subsequent years, this sales tax holiday will be held only in August.
What's Exempt: During both periods, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.