Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday
Today is June 1st which is the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. It also happens to be the first day a week-long tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies. So far the Atlantic Hurricane season has been of to an early start with Tropical Storm Alberto. Although Alberto did not pose much threat other than bringing us a lot of rain, state officials are urging Floridians to get prepared.
To help with the preparation, Governor Rick Scott has extended a week-long tax free holiday for certain eligible disaster supplies. This year's tax holiday run from June 1st through June 7th. Items such as generators, flashlights, batteries, ice packs and other items are a few on this list. Please refer to the qualifying items list at http://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Pages/default.aspx
In addition to purchasing supplies, it's also a great time to review your homeowners insurance policy and make sure you have flood insurance if you are in marked in a flood zone. You can check if you are in a flood zone by visitng http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/emergency-preparedness/get-prepared/evacuation-zones.aspx.
If we can assist in reviewing your policies to make sure you have coverage, please contact one of our advisors.