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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Preparedness Items Starts Friday

Virginia residents can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and save money at the same time. The Virginia Department of Taxation says the state's sales-tax holiday on emergency items such as batteries, flashlights, tarps and first-aid kits runs Friday, May 25 through next Thursday, May 31.

During the period, emergency items that cost $60 or less will be exempt from the 5% state and local sales tax. Generators that cost $1,000 or less also are exempt. Retailers can choose to exempt other items from sales tax.

Click here for the Virginia Department of Taxation complete list of tax-exempt products.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.  Visit the Ready Virginia website for more on hurricane preparedness.

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