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 www.tax.virginia.gov/salestaxholiday. But don’t wait too long – this holiday ends at midnight on May 31st, 2010.