Texas Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is Coming
From April 24 to April 26, certain emergency preparation supplies can be purchased sales tax free. Purchases made by any means - including online, by telephone, mail or custom order - are eligible for the tax exemption. The items must be paid for during the exemption period.
These emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a sales price:
● Less than $3000: portable generators
● Less than $300: emergency ladders, hurricane shutters
● Less than $75: axes, batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6 volt or 9 volt), can openers (nonelectric), carbon monoxide detectors, coolers and ice chests for food storage (nonelectric), fire extinguishers, first aid kits, fuel containers, ground anchor systems and tie-down kits, hatchets, Ice products (reusable and artificial), light sources (such as candles, flashlights, and lanterns), mobile telephone batteries, mobile telephone chargers, radios (portable self-powered or battery operated, including two-way and weather band radios), smoke detectors, and tarps & other plastic sheeting