Monday, May 19, 2008

Let's save some money! Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 25th through May 31st.

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
When: Sunday, May 25, 2008 through Saturday, May 31, 2008
What's Exempt: During this seven-day period, purchases of certain supplies and equipment need for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax.
More information is available from the Virginia Department of Taxation. [opens in a new browser window]

Qualifying Items
Sales Price of $60 or Less
The following hurricane preparedness items may be purchased exempt of the Retail Sales and Use Tax during the “Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday,” provided that such items have a selling price of $60 or less per item.
Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice
* Batteries (excluding automobile or boat batteries), including
* AAA cell
* AA cell
* C cell
* D cell
* 6 volt
* 9 volt
* Cell phone batteries
* Any portable self-powered light sources including
* Flashlights
* Lanterns
* Glow sticks
* Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting
* Bungee cords, rope
* Ground anchor systems or tie down kits
* Ratchet straps
* Duct tape
* Carbon monoxide detectors
* Smoke detectors
* Fire extinguishers
* Gas or diesel fuel tanks or containers
* Water storage containers
* Nonelectric food storage coolers
* Bottled water
* Manual can openers
* Portable self-powered radios (including self-powered radios with electrical power capability)
* Two-way radios
* Weather band radios and NOAA weather radios
* Storm shutter devices
* Cell phone chargers
* First Aid Kits
* Sales Price of $1,000 or Less
The following hurricane preparedness items may be purchased exempt of the Retail Sales and Use Tax during the “Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday,” provided that such items have a selling price of $1000 or less per item.
Portable generators and generator power cords
* Inverters and inverter power cables
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2 comments:

  1. When does the next CERT Class start? I wanted to take the class this spring but had a conflict. I'm looking forward to eventually joining the CERT team.

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  2. The next class will start in the fall. Keep an eye on the blog, but make sure you are on the waiting list by sending an email to newcert@fairfaxcountycert.org. In the meantime to get a head start on your classmates, way don't you come out and be a victim at the 6/8final excercise? You'll get a great insight on whats involved.

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