Sales Tax Holiday

By: Kassi Shelley Email
By: Kassi Shelley Email

Linda takes storm preparation very seriously since she's been through it before.

"We bought a generator so we would have electricity in case the electricity went out because we've been through that before when one of the hurricanes came through and we were without power for about a week and a half."

She's ready in case of another storm, but for people who aren't yet, she says that this sales tax holiday is the perfect way to remind people to get prepared.

"But one thing, it would save them a lot of money because when you go buy plywood and generators or saws or whatever you need to clean up after a hurricane it can add up to be quite a bit."

Robert Brewer, a Lowes sales associate, is also somebody who knows a thing or two about storm preparidness.

"We're looking at having a sales tax holiday on anything that's associated with materials that would go for use of damages or power outages during the storms related to hurricane season. They can be as small as duct tape or tarps to whole house generators, portable generators, anything that you can think of that would be used during your damages associated with these storms."

And he thinks it's a great idea as well...

"You know, folks are gonna be out a certain amount of money anyways so the community and the state's trying to do all they can to lessen the burden on the individual by offering these items on this sales tax holiday."

The covered items by the state must cost 60 dollars or less, except generators, which are also covered if the cost is below one-thousand dollars.

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