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Generators to chain saws, tax free for Virginia Hurricane tax holiday


Emergency equipment needed to prepare for hurricanes will be exempt from Virginia sales tax over the next seven days, beginning Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, May 31.

Portable generators under $1,000 will be sold without sales tax, in addition to chain saws under $350. The Holiday also includes a full range of items needed during a hurricane emergency, including flashlights, self-powered radios and duct tape.

For a full list of the tax free items available in Virginia, click here.

The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, with NOAA predicting a normal to below normal number of hurricanes.

For NOAA's forecast of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, click here.

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