Prepare for Hurricane Season and Save Starting Monday

Sales Tax Holiday/VA Dept. of Taxation

Stocking up for summer stuff? Think about buying some supplies to get your through the 2015 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

Though hurricanes don’t typically make landfall in Fairfax County, the effects of high winds and flooding can affect homes, roads and property here. To help prepare Virginia, will hold its Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31.

Items such as batteries, generators up to $1,000, chainsaws up to $340, smoke detectors, first-aid kits, flashlights and more will be tax-free. See entire list of tax-exempt items from the Virginia Department of Taxation.

The hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday is part of the statewide Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week, May 24-30, that coincides with National Hurricane Preparedness Week sponsored by the National Weather Service.

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