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Tax-Free Emergency Supplies Weekend: Yes, It’s Real

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If you’re a prepper and you live in Texas, then you’re in luck. This weekend is Tax Free Emergency Supplies Weekend in Texas. No, we’re not kidding. Yes, it is real.

Lucky Texans get to buy emergency supplies tax free one weekend a year. Click To Tweet

The tax-free weekend lasts through midnight Monday, April 24, 2017. There’s no limit to the qualifying items that you can buy. According to the Comptroller, the following items qualify:

  • Less than $3000
    • Portable generators
  • Less than $300
    • Emergency ladders
    • Hurricane shutters
  • Less than $75
    • Axes
    • 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
    • Hatchets
    • 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

Seriously, this is pretty great. Buy a bunch of portable generators, some axes, and self-powered light sources tax free, along with self-powered radios, to prepare for a possible apocalypse. And some tarps too! (Click on the links for examples of each item!)

    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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