This weekend is a great opportunity to purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, Energy Star and WaterSense products and not have to pay any tax on the items you purchase. Take advantage of the legislation that was enacted by the 2015 General Assembly to combine Virginia’s three sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday. The Sales Tax Holiday will begin Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
School supplies, clothing and footwear: this applies to clothing and footwear under $100 per item and for school supplies under $20 per item. Some items, such as sports equipment, may not be exempt from sales tax during Virginia's sales tax holiday.
Hurricane/emergency preparedness equipment: savings applies to general hurricane preparedness supplies priced under $60, as well as portable generators costing less than $1,000 each.
Energy Star/WaterSense:this applies only to qualifying Energy Star and WaterSense products purchased for in-home and personal use. It does not apply for commercial use. The purchase price must be less than $2,500 per item in order to qualify for the tax-free savings.
To learn more, visit Virginia's Department of Taxation website.