Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday April 23 - 25

New this year, Texans will be able to stock-up on select emergency preparation supplies and not have to pay taxes on the items the weekend of April 23-25. The bill for the sales tax exemption was passed in the 84th Legislature.

This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.

There is no limit to the number of qualifying items you can buy, and no paperwork will be needed to claim the tax exemption.

Prepare before disaster strikes!

Qualifying Emergency Supplies that can be purchased tax free are:



Wx Radio

Emergency Kit

Less than $3000

Less than $300

Less than $75

Purchase That Do Not Qualify Include:

Additional Charges Affect Purchase Price:
Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are part of the sales price. If the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable. Consider these charges when determining whether an emergency preparation supply can be purchased tax free during the holiday. Remember the final price needs to be under or at the price of the tax exemption.

More information about tax exempt items

More Information on Emergency Supplies:

More information about emergency supplies kits
More information about emergency plans