This weekend is tax-free for emergency supplies in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas —
You can never be 100% sure of what the weather will be like in Texas this time of year.
With potentially dangerous weather on its way, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans that they can purchase emergency supply items tax-free this weekend. The tax holiday for emergency supplies will last from Saturday to Monday.
“The severe weather we had last year, particularly Hurricane Harvey, was a stark reminder the Texans should be prepared for emergencies at all times,” Hegar said.
Some of the items that are tax-free include batteries, fuel containers, and flashlights less than $75; hurricane shutters and emergency ladders less than $300; and portable generators less than $3,000. There is no limit to the number of items you can buy.
While the tax-free sale applies to some emergency items, others do not make the cut. Items that will still be taxed are batteries for cars and boats, camping stoves, chainsaws, plywood, extension and step ladders, and tents.
“The tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have supplies they need before an emergency situation occurs,” Hegar said.
For a complete list of what will or won’t be taxed this weekend, click here.