In 2020, 15 states are going to have a tax free holiday and 3 of which includes the hurricane preparedness kits in the tax free items. If you’re living in Alabama, Texas, or Virginia, you can get hurricane preparedness items up to $1,000 tax-free.
The dates of the tax holidays for hurricane preparedness items can be seen in the following list.
Alabama 2020: February 21 – 23
Texas 2020: April 25 – 27
Virginia 2020: August 7 – 9
The maximum cost and the hurricane preparedness items for each state are:
- Alabama: Hurricane Preparedness Generators up to $1,000
- Texas: Hurricane Preparedness Generators: $3,000
- Texas: Hurricane Preparedness Items: $75
- Virginia: Hurricane Preparedness Item up to $60
- Virginia: Hurricane Preparedness Generators up to $1,000
If your state isn’t on the list but in danger of hurricanes, it is best to check in with your state’s website. As of February 2020, there have been no announcements for the hurricane preparedness items from other than these three states.
While Alabama, Texas, and Virginia is going to have tax holidays for hurricane preparedness items, other states in the danger zone of hurricanes may suddenly declare tax free days for expenses that go towards preparedness of hurricanes.
Hurricane Preparedness Item Shop List
Hurricanes are one of the worst natural disasters that anybody can take against. Anyone living in the hurricane danger zones should be aware of the items that they need to prepare. Here is a quick list of supplies that you should put in your hurricane preparedness kit.
- First Aid Kit
- Lighter Fluid
- Food Storage Containers
- Plastic Utensils
- Paper Cups and Plates
- Garbage Bags
- Aluminum Foil
- Toilet Paper
- Duct Tape
- Rain Footwear and Gear
- Dish Soap
Hurricane Preparedness Shops
Hurricane preparedness items can be bought in pretty much anywhere. We recommend going for large retailers like Walmart to buy everything all at once. After getting every piece of item that you think you need in a hurricane, you should put the items in a waterproof backpack.
Organizing the items will also help you a lot in both finding the items in the case you need and help the efficiency of using the space.