If you need a generator or a backpack, or even a new pair of shoes, you may want to wait until this weekend. Virginia’s 3-day sales-tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends Sunday at 11:59 pm.
The holiday features qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. Out of 50 states, only 17 offer Sales Tax holidays, with many scheduled during the back-to-school shopping season (which also happens to be hurricane season).
For a complete list of what is included: https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday
This is an opportunity to upgrade your home and business Hurricane and emergency preparedness kit with qualifying Energy Star and WaterSense products.