Virginia: Sales Tax Handbook
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Calendar
A sales tax holiday is an annual event during which the Virginia Department of Taxation allows certain items to be purchased sales-tax-free at any participating retailer within the state.
Virginia allows you to purchase the following items tax-free during their annual sales tax holidays: $60 worth of hurricane preparedness items and $1,000 worth of generators in May; $20 in school supplies and $100 worth of clothing on August; $2,500 worth of Energy Star qualified products and appliances in October.
You can learn more about Virginia's sales tax holiday program by visitig the Virginia Business OneStop website, or calling the Virginia Department of Taxation's informational hotline at (804) 786-4718 .
Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday
Virginia has had an annual "Back To School" sales tax holiday since 2006. This tax holiday is meant to help parents save money when purchasing common back-to-school supplies for their children.
Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Virginia has had an annual "Disaster Preparedness" sales tax holiday since 2008. This tax holiday is meant to encourage people to purchase disaster preparedness supplies in preparation for potential emergencies.
Energy Savings Sales Tax Holiday
Virginia has had an annual "Energy Savings" sales tax holiday since 2006. This tax holiday is meant to encourage people to purchase energy-efficient appliances, as qualified by the government's Energy Star rating program.
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