Texas Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2018 Details

Texas Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2018

Shop Texas Tax Free during the Texas Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2018. Full details, dates, and items list below.

(April 28th-April 30th, 2018) Texas Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2018 will start April 28th, and end on April 30th, 2018. This three day TX Tax Free Weekend will feature the sale of many emergency related items.

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Items List:

  • Portable Generators (<3,000)
  • Storm Protection Devices (<300)
  • Rescue ladders (<300)
  • Artificial ice product (>75)
  • Portable, self-powered light source (>75)
  • gasoline or diesel fuel container (>75)
  • batteries***  (>75)
  • ice chest for food storage (>75)
  • tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting (>75)

  • ground anchor system or tie-down kit (>75)

  • mobile telephone battery or battery charger (>75)

  • portable self-powered radio, including a two-way radio or weatherband radio (>75)

  • fire extinguisher, smoke detector, or carbon monoxide detector (>75)

  • hatchet or axe (>75)

  • self-contained first aid kit (>75)

  • nonelectric can opener. (>75)

Sec. 151.3565. EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES FOR LIMITED PERIOD. (a) The sale of an emergency preparation item is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter if the sale takes place during a period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Saturday before the last Monday in April and ending at 12 midnight on the last Monday in April.

(b) For purposes of this section, “emergency preparation item” means:

(1) a portable generator used to provide light or communications or to preserve perishable food in the event of a power outage, the sales price of which is less than $3,000;

(2) an item listed in this subdivision, the sales price of which is less than $300:

(A) a storm protection device manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically to prevent damage to a glazed or non-glazed opening during a storm; or

(B) an emergency or rescue ladder; or

(3) an item listed in this subdivision, the sales price of which is less than $75:

(A) a reusable or artificial ice product;

(B) a portable, self-powered light source;

(C) a gasoline or diesel fuel container;

(D) a AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt, or 9 volt battery, or a package containing more than one battery, other than an automobile or boat battery;***

(E) a nonelectric cooler or ice chest for food storage;

(F) a tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting;

(G) a ground anchor system or tie-down kit;

(H) a mobile telephone battery or battery charger;

(I) a portable self-powered radio, including a two-way radio or weatherband radio;

(J) a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, or carbon monoxide detector;

(K) a hatchet or axe;

(L) a self-contained first aid kit; or

(M) a nonelectric can opener.

Source – Texas Tax Code 151.

Texas Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 28-30, 2018. This holiday lets shoppers in Texas shop tax free for items such as portable generators, storm protection devices, first-aid kits and other related items.

Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, May 26-28, 2018. This weekend lets Texans buy energy efficient items such as air conditioners, clothes washers, ceiling fans, dishwashers and certain types of light bulbs tax free.

Texas Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, May 26-28, 2018. Texans may buy water conservation or water efficient products — such as a drip-irrigation hose, plants, mulch, even rain barrels — tax free this weekend.

Texas “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 11-13, 2017. Parents, students and other shoppers may head to the stores to shop tax free for certain back to school clothes, shoes, school backpacks and other supplies.

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