Texas weather always takes residents by surprise whether it’s storms or extremely dry conditions that can potentially create disastrous situations, so stock up on emergency supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday from Saturday through Monday.
“The severe weather we had last year — particularly Hurricane Harvey — was a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for emergencies at all times,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “This tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have the supplies they need before an emergency situation occurs.”
Here is a list of items that will tax exempt during this holiday:
Less than $75
Axes Batteries, single or multipack 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 — portable self-powered, including battery operated, candles, flashlights and lanterns Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers Radios — portable self-powered, including battery operated, two-way and weather band Smoke detectors Tarps and other plastic sheeting Less than $300
Emergency ladders Hurricane shutters Less than $3,000
Portable generators For more information about Texas’ Emergency Preparation Supplies sales tax holiday, visit The Texas Comptroller’s website at comptroller.texas.gov.