Purchase Qualifying Merchandise without Paying Sales Tax in Virginia 

Get ready to stock up on qualifying school supplies, clothing, hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies, and certain Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying state sales tax. The Virginia sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 am on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

Some of the items that are exempt from sales tax on Aug. 3-5, 2018, include:
  • School supplies, clothing and footwear:
    • Each new or used school supply item with a price of $20 or less; and
    • Each new or used article of clothing or footwear with a price of $100 or less;
  • Hurricane preparedness products:
    • Portable generators that are $1,000 or less per item;
    • Gas-powered chainsaws that are $350 or less per item;
    • Chainsaw accessories that are $60 or less per item; and
    • Other specified hurricane preparedness items that are $60 or less per item; and
  • EnergyStar™ and WaterSense™ products:
    • Qualifying EnergyStar™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use that are priced at $2,500 or less per item.

For more information, and detailed lists of eligible items, see our Virginia Sales Tax Holiday webpage.