Virginia to hold annual 3-day sales tax holiday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will hold its annual three-day sales tax holiday this weekend.

The tax holiday is meant to help families save money on back-to-school purchases and to encourage Virginians to take necessary precautions during hurricane season.

Consumers can purchase eligible items from Friday through Sunday without paying state and local sales tax.

Eligible products include school supplies that cost $20 or less per item, and clothing and footwear that cost $100 or less per item.

Hurricane and emergency preparedness items include: portable generators, $1,000 or less; gas-powered chain saws, $350 or less; chain saw accessories, $60 or less; and other hurricane preparedness products, $60 or less.

A detailed list of qualifying items can be found on the Virginia Tax website.

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