Hurricane Preparedness Tax Holiday

Atlantic Hurricane season starts on June 1st. It’s always a great idea to get prepared, and Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will help with that.

It begins at 12:01 a.m. May 25 and ends at midnight May 31. During this period, purchase of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane/flood preparedness will be exempt from sales tax.

Many items used every day are included, such as batteries and flashlights; bottled water and coolers; tarps, plastic sheeting and duct tape; smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; portable radios; cell phone chargers; first aid kits and more. Portable generators and inverters also are included as well as chainsaws and chainsaw accessories. Click here for a complete list. 

Shelley Winegrad from BayPort Credit Union came on the Hampton Roads Show and offered some great advice on how to get the most benefit from the upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. You can watch her video below.

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