Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

From May 25 through May 31, you can purchase products that qualify as Hurricane Preparedness and pay NO sales tax with the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. Even if you do not need emergency equipment like a generator, this is a good time to update your home with some basic safety items like fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. You can also use this opportunity to stock up on batteries or bottled water for the rest of the year. Other qualifying items include:

  • Batteries
  • Bottled Water, both single and multi-packs
  • Coolers
  • Duct Tape
  • Empty Gasoline or Propane Tanks under $60
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Flashlights and Lanterns
  • Plastic Storage Bags (like Ziploc)
  • Smoke Detectors

With all of the scary weather that’s happened in the Midwest and South recently, it’s not a bad idea to have some emergency supplies on hand, no matter where you live. FEMA’s list of basic emergency kit supplies is a great place to start.