May 25-31, 2014

Virginia retailers who sell certain hurricane preparedness merchandise are required to participate in the upcoming statewide Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. During this seven-day period, retailers will not collect and remit the sales tax, which is generally 5.3% (6% in certain jurisdictions) on exempt items.

Eligible merchandise includes emergency supplies costing $60 or less per item as well as portable generators, generator power cords, inverters and inverter power cables priced at $1,000 or less per item.

Click here to see the full list of eligible items exempt from sales tax.

You can also visit the Virginia Department of Taxation's website for more details.


Contact the Virginia Retail Federation.