Sales Tax Holidays

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 28 - June 10Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday


The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins May 28 and continues through June 10.  Previously this sales tax holiday was for one week, but this year’s event will last for 14 days.  

 The following items are exempt from the state sales tax and county discretionary sales surtaxes: 

  • A portable self-powered light source selling for $40 or less. 
  • A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather-band radio selling for $50 or less. 
  • A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $100 or less. 
  • An item normally sold as, or generally advertised as, a ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $100 or less. · A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $50 or less. 
  • A package of AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $50 or less. 
  • A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $60 or less. 
  • A portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $1,000 or less. 
  • Reusable ice selling for $20 or less. 
  • A portable power bank selling for $60 or less. 
  • A smoke detector or smoke alarm selling for $70 or less. 
  • A fire extinguisher selling for $70 or less. 
  • A carbon monoxide detector selling for $70 or less.

New this year are supplies necessary for the evacuation of household pets.  For purposes of this exemption, necessary supplies are the noncommercial purchase of: 

  • Portable kennels or pet carriers selling for $100 or less; 
  • Bags of dry pet food weighing 15 or fewer pounds and selling for $30 or less; 
  • Cans or pouches of wet pet food selling for $2 or less per container, or the equivalent if sold in a box or case; 
  • Manual can openers selling for $15 or less; 
  • Leashes, collars, and muzzles selling for $20 or less; 
  • Collapsible or travel-size food or water bowls selling for $15 or less; 
  • Cat litter weighing 25 or fewer pounds and selling for $25 or less; 
  • Cat litter pans selling for $15 or less; 
  • Pet waste disposal bags selling for $15 or less per package; 
  • Pet pads selling for $20 or less per box; 
  • Hamster or rabbit substrate selling for $15 or less; and 
  • Pet beds selling for $40 or less.