Virginia Tax Holiday: May 25-31, 2010: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment.

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Realtors

Virginia Tax Holiday: May 25-31, 2010: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment.

During this seven-day period, purchases of items designated by the Department of Taxation as hurricane preparedness equipment, including portable generators, will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Portable generators must be priced at $1,000 or less, and other eligible items must be priced at $60 or less for each item.

 

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SALES TAX HOLIDAY

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), including

o AAA cell

o AA cell

o C cell

o D cell

o 6 volt

o 9 volt

o Cell phone batteries

• Any portable self-powered light sources including

o Flashlights

o Lanterns

o Glow sticks

 

• Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting

• Bungee cords, rope

• Ground anchor systems or tie down kits

• Ratchet straps

• Duct tape

• Carbon monoxide detectors

• Smoke detectors

• Fire extinguishers

• Gas or diesel fuel tanks or containers

• Water storage containers

• Nonelectric food storage coolers

• Bottled water

• Manual can openers

 

• Portable self-powered radios (including self-powered radios with electrical power capability)

• Two-way radios

• Weather band radios and NOAA weather radios

 

• Storm shutter devices

• Cell phone chargers

• First Aid Kits

APPENDIX -- LIST OF QUALIFYING ITEMS

 

May 25 - May 31

Sales Price of $60 or less

 

 

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