Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2016
(AUSTIN) — With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25.
"The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency," Hegar said. "This tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have the supplies they need if disaster strikes."
There's no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include:
Purchases that do not qualify include:
A list of emergency preparation supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller's website.
The Comptroller's office estimates shoppers will save $1.4 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax holiday. The sales tax holiday was approved by lawmakers during the 2015 Texas Legislature.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.