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


This information is 1 year 11 months old and may no longer be accurate.

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 hand crank)
              - 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.