Virginia’s tax-free weekend starts Friday

Virginia’s tax-free weekend starts Friday
Virginia’s tax-free weekend is almost here, so that means back-to-school shopping time!

(WWBT) - Virginia’s tax-free weekend is almost here, so that means back-to-school shopping time!

The three-day tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

During that time, shoppers “can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.”

According to the Virginia Tax website, there are some guidelines for items qualify for the tax-free holiday:

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

  • 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

For more information and a further breakdown of items, click here.

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