Here’s what you can buy tax-free for back to school this weekend

If you want to take advantage of the upcoming Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, here's what you need to know.

It begins on Friday at 12:01 AM and ends on Sunday at 11:59 PM.

During the tax holiday, you can buy qualifying goods such as school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.

Here are the specific products that are eligible:

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 products – $60 or less per item

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products:

  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for non-commercial home or personal use – $2,500 or less per item

For additional information, click here Virginia Sales Tax Holiday.


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