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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday August 3-5

Virginia’s Sales Tax holiday is August 3-5, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 3, and ending at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 5. 


According to the state’s sales tax holiday website - https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday - during the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.


Items that qualify as tax free include:

  • Hurricane and emergency preparedness products
    • Portable generators - $1,000 or less per item
    • Gas-powered chainsaws - $350 or less per item
    • Chainsaw accessories - $60 or less per item
    • Other specified hurricane preparedness items - $60 or less per item (examples include flashlights, batteries, bungee cords, tarps, duct tape, bottled water, and more)
  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use - $2,500 or less per item Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products
  • School supplies, clothing, and footwear
    • Qualified school supplies - $20 or less per item
    • Qualified clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item

For a detailed list of items that qualify for the tax free holiday, visit the state’s website given above and search the “2018 Combined Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines.”

Visit www.yorkcounty.gov/readyyork for York County emergency preparedness information.

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