I have a passion, not just for cars and things of beauty on the road, but also for saving money? There is no better way to do that then taking 5% off the top. Virginia is helping us do that with a Tax Free Holiday.
When Virginia has its tax free weekends it is a great time to stock up on supplies. We have them for school, now, as we prepare for Hurricane Season, we are having one for Hurricane preparedness items.
According to the Virginia Government website: va.gov, there are some specifications.
May Sales Tax Holiday: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment
When: Saturday, May 25, 2013 through Friday, May 31, 2013
What's Exempt: During this seven-day period, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.
The following hurricane preparedness items may be purchased exempt of the Retail Sales and Use Tax during the “Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday,” provided that such items have a selling price of $60 or less per item.
Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice
Batteries (excluding automobile or boat batteries)
Any portable self-powered light sources including flashlights, lanterns or glow sticks
Portable Self Powered radios, Two-Way Radios and Weather band radios
Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting
Bungee cords, rope
Ground anchor systems or tie down kits
Carbon monoxide detectors
Gas or Diesel fuel tanks or containers
Water Storage containers
Non-Electric food storage containers
Manual can opener
Storm Shudder devices
Cell Phone chargers
First aid kits
The following hurricane preparedness items may be purchased exempt of the Retail Sales and Use Tax during the “Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday,” provided that such items have a selling price of $1000 or less per item.
Portable generators and generator power cords
Inverters and inverter power cables
The Virginia Department of Taxation’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines and Rules are available online at www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday
For additional information on hurricane preparation, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website at www.vaemergency.gov.
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