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Tax-Free Weekend in… April?

Posted on April 12, 2017
By Nikki Martinez
89.5 KVNE East Texas Christian Radio Tax Free Weekend Again Heard On Air Blog
Nikki Martinez
89.5 KVNE Middays

As we enter into crazier weather here in Texas, government officials have decided to create another Tax-Free Weekend that is specifically for Emergency Preparation Supplies.

Scheduled for April 22-24, here’s a list of things that WILL be tax-free:
  • Less than $3000
    • Portable generators
  • Less than $300
    • Emergency ladders
    • Hurricane shutters
  • Less than $75
    • Axes
    • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
    • Can openers – nonelectric
    • Carbon monoxide detectors
    • Coolers and ice chests for food storage – nonelectric
    • Fire extinguishers
    • First aid kits
    • Fuel containers
    • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
    • Hatchets
    • Ice products – reusable and artificial
    • Light sources – portable self-powered (including battery operated)
      • Examples of items include: candles, flashlights and lanterns
    • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
    • Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios
    • Smoke detectors
    • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
These will NOT be included in this holiday:
  • Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves
  • Camping supplies
  • Chainsaws
  • Plywood
  • Extension ladders
  • Stepladders
  • Tents
  • Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
  • Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

If you have other questions, feel free to contact the TX Comptroller at 1-800-252-5555 or check out the FAQ section HERE

What do you stock-up on when tornado season comes? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the “Comments” section at the bottom 🙂

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