• Texas Emergency Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

    From Nigel Reed@endofthelinebbs.com.nospan (Nigel Reed) to SurvNet.SV_GEN on Tue Apr 23 18:25:43 2019
    April 27 – 29, 2019
    You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on
    the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to
    issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.

    This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 29.

    These emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased
    for a sales price:
    Less than $3000
    Portable generators
    Less than $300
    Emergency ladders
    Hurricane shutters
    Less than $75
    Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or
    9 volt)
    Can openers - nonelectric
    Carbon monoxide detectors
    Coolers and ice chests for food storage – nonelectric
    Fire extinguishers
    First aid kits
    Fuel containers
    Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
    Ice products - reusable and artificial
    Light sources - portable self-powered (including battery operated)
    Examples of items include: candles, flashlights and lanterns
    Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
    Radios - portable self-powered (including battery operated) - includes
    two-way and weather band radios
    Smoke detectors
    Tarps and other plastic sheeting
    These supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:
    Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
    Camping stoves
    Camping supplies
    Extension ladders
    Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
    Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies
    Additional Charges Affect Purchase Price
    Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are part of the
    sales price. If the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable. Consider these charges when determining whether an emergency preparation supply can be purchased tax free during the holiday.

    For example, you purchase a rescue ladder for $299 with a $10 delivery
    charge, for a total sales price of $309. Because the total sales price of
    the ladder is more than $300, tax is due on the $309 sales price.

    For more information, contact us at Tax Help, or call 1-800-252-5555.