Tax free weekend kicks off, continues through Aug. 5

Local businesses gear up for tax free weekend

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's almost time for tax-free weekend. The three-day sales tax holiday starts on Friday, Aug. 3 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 5.

The list of items that are eligible include most back-to-school items, as well as items to help state residents prepare for hurricanes.

Here's what will be tax free this weekend:

  • School supplies, clothing, and footwear  
  • Qualified school supplies - $20 or less per item
  • Qualified clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item
  • 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 
  • Energy Star and WaterSense products  
  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use - $2,500 or less per item

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