Virginia’s May Sales Tax Holiday: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31
Hurricane season begins June 1 and the Commonwealth of Virginia wants you to be prepared by being stocked up on the items you most need during a hurricane emergency. So, during this 7 day period, certain items will be exempt from states sales tax. So, you’ll not only help yourself be prepared, you’ll save some money at the same time.
From generators to batteries, food storage containers, bottled water and first aid kits – plus many more items – you will save 5% on everything on the approved list. Here is the complete list of qualifying items.
And while we’re talking hurricane preparedness, does your family have an emergency plan? If not, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management can help, with details on how to develop a plan that fits your family’s needs – from families with pets to families with elderly or disabled members, they have guidelines to help you make a plan. It’s simple to do and best of all, it’s free.
A hurricane doesn’t have to blow through your area for your plan and your emergency supplies to come in handy; as anyone who suffered through the derecho storms last year and the resulting power outages, it’s ALWAYS a good idea to be prepared for any kind of inclement weather.
And it doesn’t hurt to save a little money while getting prepared, either!