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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 - - 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 for York County emergency preparedness information.

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