Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Tax Holiday

All this week, from May 25th to May 31st, Virginia residents can take advantage of tax exemption on supplies and equipment for Hurricane and Emergency preparedness, priced at $60 or less. These items include the following-

•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 NO AA weather radios

•Storm shutter devices

•Cell phone chargers

•First Aid Kits

Portable generators, generator power chords, inverters, and inverter power cables of $1000 or less will also be tax exempt, as well as gas-powered chainsaws $350 or less and chainsaw accessories $60 or less.

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