Sunday, May 27, 2012

Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday - May 25-31

Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness
Sales Tax Holiday - May 25-31

Read more about hurricanes at www.vaemergency.gov

It’s smart to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, which arrives June 1st. And it’s smart to save money.
You can do both by shopping for such products as batteries, food storage containers, generators, first aid kits, bottled water, radios and more between May 25 and 31. When you do, you won’t pay sales tax on many useful products that cost up to $60 or on generators costing $1,000 or less. That’s a savings of 5 percent.
A complete list of exempt items is available at www.tax.virginia.gov/salestaxholiday.
Purchasing supplies is important, but it’s critical to make a family emergency plan. Protect your family now by making a plan. It’s free, it’s simple, and it will make a big difference. Start at the Ready Virginia home page, where you can learn about three simple, low-cost steps to prepare your family or business for hurricanes, flooding and many other hazards.