Monday, July 24, 2017 / by John Murdock -- CityScape Metro Group
Back to school shopping!
We here at CityScape love helping our fans any way we can, below are some links to ongoing sales around you, as well as some information on the upcoming Tax-Free weekend and what is included/not included!
- School supplies, clothing, and footwear. This applies to clothing and footwear under $100 per item and school supplies under $20 per item. Take note that some items, such as sports equipment, may not be exempt from sales tax during Virginia's sales tax holiday. For maximum savings, look for off-season items like winter coats and boots, which may be available at reduced prices in the summer.
- Hurricane and emergency preparedness equipment. This savings opportunity applies to general hurricane preparedness supplies priced under $60 per item, as well as portable generators costing less than $1,000 each. While waiting to buy these items in August will help you save money, remember that your family's safety is more important. So if you truly need these items, consider buying them before hurricane seasons kicks on in early June and skipping the sales tax savings. If a storm hits, you'll be glad you planned ahead!
- Energy StarTM and WaterSenseTM products. Need to purchase new window air conditioners or update your hot water heater? If you can hold out until the first week of August, you'll be able to take advantage of tax-free shopping. This opportunity applies only to qualifying Energy StarTM and WaterSenseTM products purchased for non-commercial, in-home or personal use. The purchase price must be less than $2,500 per item in order to qualify for the tax-free savings. To learn more, visit Virginia's Department of Taxation website.
Information provided by: The Spruce| Virginia's 2017 Tax-Free Weekend Event| written by Jennifer Wolf 05/10/17.