Springtime is here, and for our area that means, rain, flood, and tornado season. In the Great State of Texas, you can shop for Emergency Supplies tax-free on this weekend. 

Coming up we have 23 items that ARE on the list of what you can buy this weekend tax-free in Texas. But first, let's remind you what you cannot buy tax-free this weekend. According to the State of Texas Comptrollers Office, the following supplies are NOT eligible for the tax-free weekend:

  • Medical masks and face masks.
  • Cleaning supplies, such as disinfectants and bleach wipes.
  • Gloves, including leather, fabric, latex and types used in healthcare.
  • Toilet paper.
  • 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.
Texas Tax Free Weekend - Emergency Supplies 2024
Texas Tax Free Weekend - Emergency Supplies 2024

Now, let's check out what IS on the list.

These 23 Emergency Items Will Be Tax Free in Texas April 27-29, 2024

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Buying Online or By Phone Order

During the holiday period, you have the option to purchase qualifying emergency preparation supplies through various channels such as in-store, online, by telephone, mail, custom order, or any other method. The purchase of the item must occur within the specified timeframe. While determining the purchase date is straightforward for in-store transactions, it becomes more complex for remote purchases. The buyer must provide payment for the item during the designated period, even if the delivery takes place after the period ends.

For instance, if a customer enters their credit card details on an online shopping site on Monday, April 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM to buy a qualifying generator, and the generator is not shipped until Friday, May 3, 2024, arriving on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the purchase still qualifies for the exemption. However, if the credit card charge is declined by the payment processor at 11:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2024, and the buyer does not resubmit payment until Tuesday, April 30, 2024, then the purchase becomes taxable.

Texas Tax Free Weekend - Emergency Supplies 2024
Texas Tax Free Weekend - Emergency Supplies 2024

Complete details are available through the State Comptrollers website.

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