Friday, May 27, 2011

Tax holiday for hurricane survival goods

Do you need to stock up on batteries, flashlights, or a weather radio for inclement weather? Now through Tuesday you can do so without paying the Retail Sales and Use Tax during the “Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.”

The list of items except from the tax includes tarpaulins, bungee cords and rope, duct tape (good for just about any emergency!), fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fuel tanks, coolers, bottled water, and first aid kits. You can even purchase a manual can opener without tax.

For the entire list of goods and any restrictions on their purchase, check the Virginia hurricane preparedness website.

It never hurts to be prepared.


Bob K. said...

How about generators?

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

You may want to check the list ... I think it said generators under $1,000.

Bob K. said...

Yes, I just saw that. Has to be under $1000.00, so the big one that will power the whole house is not in the mix.