Texans will get the opportunity to shop for much-needed supplies tax-free at the end of April. Get ready to save some money on emergency supplies as we gear up for storm season.

With the severe weather season upon us, it's important to have the right supplies in case of an emergency. But in doing so, sometimes it can be a little pricey depending on what you need.

Luckily, Texas is here to the rescue.

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Texas Tax-Free Weekend

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that Texans can purchase certain items tax-free starting at 12:01 am Saturday, April 27th, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29th.

“Whether it’s fires, freezing temperatures, or tornadoes, severe weather conditions can strike at any time,  so it is important that families, homes, and businesses have the supplies they need to face these and other emergencies. This tax holiday can help Texans save money while stocking up for emergency situations.” (via Texas Comptroller)

Now, this doesn't mean you can go out and buy everything tax-free. But, there is no limit on the following qualifying items you can buy.

Qualifying Items

  • household batteries
  • fuel containers
  • flashlights
  • Axes
  • Tarps
  • Light sources
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Radios
  • hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at less than $300
  • portable generators priced at less than $3,000

Items That Do Not Qualify

  • batteries for automobiles, boats, and other motorized vehicles
  • camping stoves and camping supplies
  • chainsaws
  • plywood
  • extension ladders and stepladders
  • tents
Several over-the-counter self-care items, such as antibacterial hand sanitizer, soap, spray, and wipes, are always exempt from sales tax if they are labeled with a “Drug Facts” panel in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.(<a href="https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/media-center/news/20220414-sales-tax-holiday-for-emergency-supplies-april-23-25-1649789593834" target="_blank">Texas Comptroller</a>)

So, if you need emergency supplies to prepare you and your family for the severe weather season, this weekend is the perfect time to get those items tax-free.

You can find out more information on the Texas Comptroller's website.

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