2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 29 through June 4, 2020

Posted
05/29/20
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The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 29, 2020, and ends on Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

The sales tax holiday does not apply to:

               • the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items listed below
               • sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport

Qualifying Items:

Selling for $10 or less:
Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

Selling for $20 or less:
Any portable, self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas):
  Candles, Flashlights, Lanterns

Selling for $25 or less:
Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers

Selling for $30 or less:
Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries):
              - AAA-cell           - AA-cell  
              - C-cell                 - D-cell
              - 6-volt                - 9-volt
Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

Selling for $50 or less:
• Bungee cords
• Ground anchor systems
• Radios (powered by battery, solar, or handcrank)
              - Two-way
              - Weather band
• Ratchet straps
• Tarpaulins (tarps)
• Tie-down kits
• Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting

Selling for $750 or less:
Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage

Note: Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the exemption even if electrical cords are also included.