Sales tax holidays will begin in Florida this weekend to assist residents in preparing for the upcoming hurricane season in 2022.

Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday takes place from June 10 to June 30, 2022.

As part of this year's tax holiday, fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will be exempt from tax.

Tax-exempt status will be extended to pet food and supplies that meet certain criteria this year, easing the expense of pet care.

A hurricane season with above-average activity is expected to occur for the seventh consecutive year.

Although the National Hurricane Center begins issuing regular tropical outlooks on May 15, 

the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

This season, 14 to 21 named storms are forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Tropical storms with 39 mph or higher wind speeds are included in those statistics. When winds reach 74 mph, they become hurricanes.

Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: What is it?

Residents are not required to pay sales tax on certain items purchased during the tax holiday established by the legislature.

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