Texans can buy duty-free items during the 2022 emergency preparedness supplies sales tax holiday

Texans will be able to purchase certain items tax-free during the 2022 emergency preparedness supplies sales tax holiday and before the inclement weather season.

The sales tax exemption will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 and end at midnight on Monday, April 25. Buyers will save more than $1.5 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax holiday, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. .

“Whether it’s fires, freezing temperatures or tornadoes, extreme weather can strike at any time, so it’s important that families, homes and businesses have the supplies they need to make dealing with these and other emergencies,” Hegar said. “This tax exemption can help Texans save money while stocking up on emergency supplies.”

There is no limit on the number of eligible items and no exemption certificate is required to claim the exemption.

“During the holidays, you can purchase eligible emergency preparedness supplies in-store, online, by phone, by mail, by custom order, or through any other means,” the Comptroller’s Office said. “The sale of the item must take place during the specific time period.”

A list of emergency preparedness supplies that can be purchased duty-free is available here.

Christy J. Olson