Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 151.3565
Emergency Preparation Supplies for Limited Period


The sale of an emergency preparation item is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter if the sale takes place during a period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Saturday before the last Monday in April and ending at 12 midnight on the last Monday in April.


For purposes of this section, “emergency preparation item” means:


a portable generator used to provide light or communications or to preserve perishable food in the event of a power outage, the sales price of which is less than $3,000;


an item listed in this subdivision, the sales price of which is less than $300:


a storm protection device manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically to prevent damage to a glazed or non-glazed opening during a storm; or


an emergency or rescue ladder; or


an item listed in this subdivision, the sales price of which is less than $75:


a reusable or artificial ice product;


a portable, self-powered light source;


a gasoline or diesel fuel container;


a AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt, or 9 volt battery, or a package containing more than one battery, other than an automobile or boat battery;


a nonelectric cooler or ice chest for food storage;


a tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting;


a ground anchor system or tie-down kit;


a mobile telephone battery or battery charger;


a portable self-powered radio, including a two-way radio or weatherband radio;


a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, or carbon monoxide detector;


a hatchet or axe;


a self-contained first aid kit; or


a nonelectric can opener.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 475 (S.B. 904), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

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