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Florida’s 14 Day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts May 28

On May 6, 2022 Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed into law House Bill 7071, the largest tax relief package in Florida history. 

An important part of the package includes the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. This seasonal break provides Floridians with a tax-free window to buy qualifying disaster supplies without having to pay one cent of taxes on them.

During this, now 14-day, tax-free holiday, Floridians should save close to $25.6 million on indispensable disaster preparedness supplies. This savings is more than double compared to the previous year’s 10-day tax holiday, which estimates indicate saved Floridians a mere $10.5 million.

Getting Ready for Hurricane Season

The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Saturday, May 28 and lasts until Friday, June 10. Eligible items include:

• Pet leashes, collars and muzzles costing $20 or less;
• Flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $40 or less;
• Batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less;
• Coolers costing $60 or less;
• Tarps costing $100 or less; and
• Generators costing $1,000 or less.

Downloadable Disaster Supply Kit List

Residents are urged to stock a disaster supply kit for their household,  including furbabies, for at least one week. 

A complete disaster supply kit checklist is available for download at

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Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.

She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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