This year, I sponsored legislation (SB1319) that was signed into law to combine the existing sales tax holidays. It will make it easier for Virginia families to take advantage of savings this summer. During the three-day sales tax holiday, consumers can purchase school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, as well as Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax.
The sales tax holiday will run from Friday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. and end on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m.
I hope you will take advantage of these savings. See the list below of tax-exempt items. You can visit the Virginia Department of Taxation website for more information: www.tax.virginia.gov.
Senator Dick Saslaw
School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
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 items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items
Energy Star and WaterSense Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star or WaterSense label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star and WaterSense items