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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday is Coming Up August 3-5
Submitted by Gail Whittaker

VSTH imageVirginia'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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