Tax Free weekend has kicked off in VA


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Tax Free weekend has started in Virginia.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, you can buy certain school supplies, clothing, and emergency preparedness items without paying sales tax. You can look up your current sales tax rate here.

What items are eligible?

School supplies, clothing, and footwear 

  • Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
  • Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item

Hurricane and emergency preparedness products  

  • Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
  • Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
  • Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
  • Other specified hurricane preparedness items – $60 or less per item 

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™​ products 

  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use – $2,500 or less per item

Detailed lists of qualifying items can be found in the 2019 Combined Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines

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