Save During the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, Aug. 7-9

Posted at 10 a.m.

Beginning this Friday, Aug. 7, and ending on Sunday, Aug. 9, Virginia will hold a sales tax holiday.

Back-to-school supplies such as clothes, backpacks, pens, pencils, binders and pads can be purchased tax-free, in addition to energy efficient appliances. Emergency preparedness supplies like flashlights, weather radios, fire extinguishers, batteries and first-aid kits also are available for tax-free purchase.

So get ready for school – and be prepared for any emergency – during the Sales Tax Holiday weekend, Aug. 7-9.

Check out this video from our emergency management office with more details on how you can save money this weekend just by getting prepared for any type of emergency.

Visit for more on the tax holiday and what qualifies for a tax-free purchase.


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4 responses to “Save During the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, Aug. 7-9”

  1. Jennifer Legler says :

    so glad you can buy aprons, altar clothes and vestments, girdles, beach capes, baby bibs, flip-flops and nightgowns, to mention a few. But, oddly a computer is not considered a school supply. Perhaps the lobbyists need to rewrite your list.

  2. Anna Marie Hicks says :

    I guess some would consider a tax holiday as a real emergency to be broadcast on Fairfax County’s emergency system. But, is this really emergency information ?? What happens when a flood, road closings, national disaster, or any other serious community situation occurs? This system should be reserved for the REAL emergencies not a tax holiday .

    • Anna Marie Hicks says :

      I do not see the justification for using this system for school supplies when some of the most recent hazards such as the closure of Old Dominion Drive due to water main break or the active robbery suspect loose on Telegraph Road, to name a few in the past week.

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