Video: Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend (Aug. 4-6)

Posted at 5:10 p.m.

As summer starts to wind down you are probably getting ready to send your kids back to school. And to help with that back-to-school preparation, Virginia is hosting a sales tax holiday this weekend (Aug. 4-6). Supplies from pencils and binders to shoes, clothes and backpacks are all tax free.

But did you know that hurricane preparedness and emergency preparedness supplies are also included in the sales tax holiday.

Don’t forget to stock up this weekend on important emergency supplies like flashlights, batteries, weather radios, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and even first-aid kits. All these items up to $60 are tax-free. Even portable generators up to $1,000 and gas powered chainsaws up to $350 are all tax-free during the sales tax holiday, Aug. 4-6.

In this video, Courtney Arroyo from our Office of Emergency Management, discusses the sales tax holiday.

Spanish language video with Grelia Steele, Office of Emergency Management.

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