Emergency preparation supplies are tax free this weekend in Texas

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Comptroller has announced that this weekend April 27-29 is the 2024 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday.

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Sales Tax Free weekend graphic.
Photo courtesy of the Texas Comptroller.

There are many kinds of supplies that Texans will be able to buy without having to pay any tax like the following:

  • Less than $3000

    • Portable generators.

  • Less than $300

    • Emergency ladders.

    • Hurricane shutters.

  • Less than $75

    • Axes.

    • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 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 – portable self-powered (including battery operated).

      • Examples of items include: candles, flashlights and lanterns.

    • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers.

    • Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios.

    • Smoke detectors.

    • Tarps and other plastic sheeting.

Even if you can’t make it into a store in person, you can still be prepared and save money by shopping for these resources online.

To learn more about the sale visit the Texas Comptroller online.

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