A sales tax holiday for emergency supplies that takes place every year in Texas is still on for the weekend of April 25 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced April 14. The holiday allows Texans to purchase certain emergency supplies without having to pay sales tax. The sales tax exemptions will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 25 through midnight the morning of Monday, April 27.
A list of emergency supplies that qualify for the sales tax exemption can be found on the comptroller’s website, including information on maximum prices for each item before the exemption no longer applies. Examples include household batteries, fire extinguishers and first aid kits under $75 as well as portable generators under $3,000.
Hegar clarified that masks, gloves and other pieces of personal protection equipment do not qualify under state law.
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By: Shawn Arrajj
April 17, 2020