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Posted on: July 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Stock Up On Emergency Preparedness Items during Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

Tax Free Weekend- News Flash

Loudoun County emergency management officials encourage residents and businesses to take advantage of the upcoming Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, 2019. 

In addition to selected school supplies and energy efficient products, many emergency preparedness items will be eligible to purchase without having to pay sales tax. The qualified items range from cell phone chargers and bottled water to generators and chain saws. 

“An emergency kit is vital to sustaining your family after a disaster, and this tax-free holiday is a perfect time to purchase items for an emergency kit, such as first-aid supplies, batteries, and flashlights,” said Loudoun County Coordinator of Emergency Management Kevin Johnson. “During large-scale emergencies, it will take time for government services and assistance to reach someone, so it is very important for individuals and families to have emergency supplies on hand.”

For more information, including links to a complete list of eligible items for the tax-free holiday and recommendations on how to assemble an emergency kit, visit

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