Virginia’s hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday starts today, which means shoppers can avoid paying the 5 percent state sales tax and local sales tax on select items such as batteries, flashlights, radios and bottled water.
You might be thinking that here in the Roanoke region we don’t have to worry about hurricanes. Need I remind you of Hurricane Juan, which in November of 1985 flooded the Roanoke Valley, killing 10 people?
Not to mention that many of the sales tax exempt items are good to have around in case of any natural disaster, and could even come in handy if you plan on camping this summer.
You can find a list of the sales tax exempt items here.
The sales tax holiday ends May 31.