New combined tax holiday running from Friday until Sunday
Virginia is launching its new, combined tax holiday from Friday until Sunday, Aug. 9.
During the holiday, shoppers won’t be charged state and local sales tax on a variety of items, including school supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items and certain energy-efficient products. Online purchases of qualifying items also are tax exempt.
Virginia’s existing three tax holidays – back to school in August, hurricane and emergency preparedness in May, and Energy Star and WaterSense in October – were combined into a single holiday by the 2015 General Assembly.
Eligible items include:
Most school/office supplies, as long as each item costs $20 or less
Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per article or pair
Emergency preparedness items, such as batteries or bottled water, priced at $60 or less
Gas-powered chainsaws that cost $350 or less each, and chainsaw accessories that cost $60 or less each
Portable generators will be exempt if they cost $1,000 or less
Energy Star-labeled dishwashers, washing machines, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers and refrigerators if they sell for $2,500 or less each
WaterSense-labeled sink faucets, faucet accessories, aerators, shower heads, toilets and landscape irrigation controllers priced at $2,500 or less each
For more details, visit the Virginia Department of Taxation’s website at www.tax.virginia.gov/salestaxholiday.