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Bug out, tax-free

Friday, April 13, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Texans face some unique challenges, but from April 28 until April 30, we can face some of those tax-free. During the upcoming tax holiday, emergency preparation supplies can be purchased without sales tax. For the purposes of the holiday, emergency supplies include things like batteries, flashlights, generators and hurricane shelters. A complete list of qualifying items is online here. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office estimates Texas emergency preppers will save more than $1.5 million during the tax holiday, which was approved during the state’s 2015 legislative session. “The severe weather we had last year  particularly Hurricane Harvey – was a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for emergencies at all times,” Hegar said. “This tax holiday allows people to save money while ensuring they have the supplies they need before an emergency situation occurs.”

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