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Virginia: Sales Tax Holiday to Include Certain Light Bulbs


 Virginia Energy Star sales tax holiday to include additional products in the future.

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) of Virginia has signed legislation adding certain light bulbs to the list of products qualifying for the state’s annual Energy Star and WaterSense sales tax holiday. Under current law, only Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs qualify.

Effective July 1, 2015, all Energy Star-labeled light bulbs will qualify for the sales and use tax exemption during the annual sales tax holiday. See HB 1345 for additional details.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.