Texas Tax Free Weekend 2018 for Emergency Preparation

The first opportunity to shop tax-free is coming soon for Texas. Texas Tax Free Weekend 2018 for Emergency Prep. details below.

Do not confuse this with the Texas Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, that’s not until later this year. See when the event starts, what’s included and what’s not included for this Texas Tax Free Weekend 2018.

When is Texas Tax Free Weekend 2018 for Emergency Prep:

April 28th through the 30th, 2018. Join our Facebook event to get alerts and see what’s going on during this Texas Sales Tax Holiday.

What’s included in the Texas Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday?


Ladders(non extension or stepladder kind), hurricane shutters(<$300)

Axes, batteries, can openers(nonelectric), Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, coolers/ice chests(nonelectric), fire extinguishers, first aid kits, fuel containers, ground anchor systems, hatchets, ice products(reusable), light sources, mobile cellphone chargers/batteries, radios, tarps/plastic sheeting. Each item must be less than $75 a piece.

What’s not included in this Texas Sales Tax Holiday Event:

Vehicle/recreational batteries, camping supplies(stoves/tents/general), chainsaws, plywood, any services, repair/replacement parts for previously purchased emergency supplies.

Why is there a 2018 Texas Tax Free Weekend for Emergency Preparedness?

Hurricane Harvey reminded everyone to stop up on emergency supplies, so the Texas government wanted to offer a way to give everyone a discount for being prepared. This spawned the idea for Texas Tax Free Weekend for Hurricane Preparation. The Comptroller’s office expects tax-free shoppers to save an estimated 1.5million or more during this event.

Any questions? Contact the Glen Hegar The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts here.


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