Texas Tax Holiday for Prepping

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Texas will be having a sales tax holiday on emergency preparedness supplies from April 24-26. I had never heard of such a thing before, but it’s apparently a thing in Alabama and Florida.

The tax holiday applies to both in-store and online sales, though the state encourages shopping at local retailers. The list of included and excluded items is kind of random. For instance, axes and hatchets are included but chainsaws are not.

We have tax holidays in Tennessee, and I’ve found them to be a mixed blessing. It’s nice not paying our high sales tax, but crowds are usually bad and retailers jack up their prices so you don’t really save money.

However, there are some big-ticket items you could save on. Generators and two-way radios are included in the holiday and those are two items that almost never go on sale, so that might be a good time to invest in those.


  • Comments (2)

    • 6

      Josh, Virginia also has one of these programs. Like Tennessee, the retailers jack up their prices. 

      The list of eligible merchandice here in Virginia was surely written by someone from outer space. 

    • 3

      Does anyone have any plans to buy prepping supplies during this sales tax holiday?

      If so I’d love to see what you bought and what deals you found.