“We cannot predict when the next disaster will strike, but we can prepare,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “This emergency supplies tax holiday helps everyone save money on the items we need to be ready for the next storm and the upcoming hurricane season.”
The following emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption:
·Portable generators less than $3,000
·Emergency ladders less than $300
·Hurricane shutters less than $300
·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
·Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
·Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios
·Tarps and other plastic sheeting
The following supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:
Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies
Download the ReadyHarris app, from the Apple Store or Google Play, and useour step-by-step guide to building a personalized family disaster plan. Go to ReadyHarris.org to sign up for emergency alerts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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