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Sales tax holiday this weekend

Virginia will hold its three-day sales tax holiday this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

At this time, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax.

The following items are eligible:

—Qualified school supplies ($20 or less per item);

—Qualified clothing and footwear ($100 or less per item);

—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 at

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