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Tax holiday for emergency prep supplies set for next weekend

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AUSTIN, TX (KXXV) -

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texans can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25.

“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency,” Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “This tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have the supplies they need if disaster strikes.”

There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, which include:

  • Batteries, fuel containers, and flashlights priced at less than $75
  • Hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at less than $300
  • Portable generators priced at less than $3,000
  • Purchases that do not qualify include:
  • Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves and camping supplies
  • Chainsaws

A list of emergency preparation supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller’s website.

Officials estimate shoppers will save $1.4 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax holiday. It was approved by lawmakers during the 2015 Texas Legislature.

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