Brian R. Schobel, CPA
Virginia's 3-Day Sales Tax Holiday | August 6 - 8, 2021
When is it?
August 6-8, 2021. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm.
What is it?
During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.
What items are eligible?
Qualified school supplies - $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item
Can you buy school supplies online?
· Items purchased online, by mail order, or by telephone are treated as exempt if:
The item is both delivered to and paid for by the customer during the exemption period; or
The customer orders and pays for the item and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.
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
Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use - $2,500 or less per item
Detailed lists of qualifying items and more information for retailers can be found in the Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines.