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Generators to chain saws, tax free for Virginia Hurricane tax holiday

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Emergency equipment needed to prepare for hurricanes will be exempt from Virginia sales tax over the next seven days, beginning Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, May 31.

Portable generators under $1,000 will be sold without sales tax, in addition to chain saws under $350. The Holiday also includes a full range of items needed during a hurricane emergency, including flashlights, self-powered radios and duct tape.

For a full list of the tax free items available in Virginia, click here.

The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, with NOAA predicting a normal to below normal number of hurricanes.

For NOAA's forecast of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, click here.

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