Virginia: Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts Memorial Day
- Sales Tax News
- May 22, 2015 | Gail Cole
The end of the workday today is the start of Memorial Day Weekend. For many, Memorial Day is a time for family gatherings, outings with friends, and honoring our veterans. For the people of Virginia, it’s also a time to purchase hurricane preparedness supplies tax-free.
The Virginia Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday runs May 25-31, 2015. During this week-long tax-free period, “purchases of items designated by the Department of Taxation as hurricane preparedness equipment are exempt from the Virginia sales tax.”
- Chainsaw accessories priced at $60 or less
- Gas-powered chainsaws priced at $350 or less
- Portable generators priced at $1,000 or less
- Other eligible items priced at $60 or less
Please visit the Department of Taxation website for additional information, including a complete list of exempt products and guidelines for retailers and consumers.
Due to legislation enacted earlier this year, subsequent hurricane preparedness sales tax holidays will take place in August at the same time as the back-to-school sales tax holiday and the tax-free period for certain energy efficient products.
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