Amid the coronavirus pandemic, severe weather can still strike in Texas.
Texas will hold its annual emergency preparedness sales tax holiday this weekend.
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 27.
"Unfortunately, strong spring storms, wildfires and the upcoming hurricane season will still threaten Texans in the months ahead, and so it's important that homes and businesses have the supplies they need to face these emergencies," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "As this pandemic continues to spread, I want to remind all Texans this sales tax holiday applies to qualifying items they purchase online, from the safety of their homes. If visiting your local retailer to purchase items, please practice appropriate social distancing as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are considered to be part of the sales price, according to the press release .
Some of the supplies you can purchase tax-free this weekend include:
Some examples of supplies and items that do not qualify for the sales tax holiday:
For more information, visit the Texas Comptroller's website .