In addition to the annual back to school tax holiday, Virginians this year will also be able to buy qualifying EnergyStar and WaterSense products, as well as hurricane preparedness supplies all on the same weekend.
Purchases of products meeting the Energy Star and WaterSense qualifications, such as certain energy-efficient appliances, are exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Eligible products must be priced at $2,500 or less for each item, and be purchased for non-commercial home or personal use. For details, visit the EnergyStar and WaterSense Qualified Products Sales Tax Holiday page.
Items designated by the Department of Taxation as hurricane preparedness equipment will also be exempt from the Virginia sales tax from August 7 - 9. Portable generators priced at $1,000 or less, gas-powered chainsaws priced at $350 or less, chainsaw accessories priced at $60 or less, and other eligible items priced at $60 or less for each item are exempt from sales tax. A complete listing can be found at the Hurricane Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday page.
So make your plans now to save energy, water, money and get prepared!