Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Begins May 25th

Richmond, VA – A storm system with the potential to become a tropical storm is approaching the US east coast. What better reminder for Virginia residents of the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday that begins today, May 25th.

While the Allegheny Highlands don’t see many hurricanes, they do often feel the remnants of those storms – heavy rains and high winds. And many of the items covered by the sales tax holiday are also items needed during heavy winter weather.

So what’s covered? A lot of everyday things like flashlights and batteries, bottled water and coolers, plastic sheeting, duct tape, portable radios, and first aid kits. Portable generators and inverters are also included. You won’t pay sales tax on many useful items that cost up to $60.00, or on generators costing $1000.00 or less, a savings of 5 percent.

You can find a full list of tax exempt items at But don’t wait too long – this holiday ends at midnight on May 31st, 2010.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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