Anyone looking to stock up on emergency supplies will be able to buy certain items without paying sales tax at the end of April.
April 28-30 is the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, where people can buy an unlimited amount of certain items as long as the prices don’t exceed a specific amount.
People need to keep in mind shipping, handling and transportation items factor into this cost.
Here’s a list of what qualifies:
Less than $3000
Less than $300
- Emergency ladders
- Hurricane shutters
Less than $75
- Non-electric can openers
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Coolers and ice chests for food storage
- Fire extinguishers
- First aid kits
- Fuel containers
- Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
- Ice products
- Light sources that are portable and self-powered
- Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
- Radios that are portable and self-powered
- Smoke detectors
- Tarps and other plastic sheeting
People will still have to pay tax on vehicle batteries, camping stoves, camping supplies, chainsaws, plywood, extension ladders, stepladders, tents, repair/replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies and services on emergency preparation supplies. More information can be found on the Texas Comptroller’s website.