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Texans can purchase emergency preparation supplies tax free this weekend

Posted at 9:50 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 10:50:39-04

WACO, TX — The Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday begins this Saturday, April 27 at 12:01 a.m. and will last through midnight on Monday, April 29. Texans are encouraged to purchase supplies to be ready in case a natural disaster strikes such as hurricanes, storms, flooding, wildfires and tornadoes. The 2019 Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st.

"Texans know a major factor in recovering from a natural disaster is to be prepared," said Commissioner Bush. "This weekend Texas is waiving the sales tax on many items you may need when disaster strikes such as batteries, hurricane shutters, generators, smoke detectors, fuel containers, and more. Now is a great time to save while stocking up on supplies you may need for the upcoming hurricane season and to gather any items you need to complete your emergency kit."

For details and to see a full list of tax-exempt items, visit the Texas Comptroller's Office website at

For more information, contact the Texas Comptroller's Office at 800-252-5555 or visit
Find tips on putting together an emergency kit from FEMA at