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  • Writer's pictureJames D. Lynch

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


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