Candice and I are heading out to Leesburg Outlets in 10 minutes. Here in Virginia, we have a state tax holiday which has begun yesterday and will continue until 8th of 2010. I’m not sure if anything we will purchase will qualify for tax exempt but we will still go shopping :) yay! I might save a dollar or two! LOL
Here in Virginia, we have three tax holidays between May and October. Let me tell you little bit about them although I really don’t care much about them.
May 25-31, 2010 : Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipments.
During this seven-day tax-free days, certain supplies and equipments are exempt from sales tax. Some of the things I like from the lists are : manual can openers (LOL), duct tapes, bungee cords (..?), cell phone chargers, and bottled water (something I can use) Here is the list of exempt products.
August 6-8, 2010 : School Supplies and Clothing.
During this three-day tax-free days, certain school supplies and clothing are exempt from the VA tax. The thing is that all purchases should be at $20 or less. Hmm… when was the last time I saw a $20 shoes..? Get more information from August Sales Tax Holiday : School Supplies and Clothing.
October 8-10, 2010 : Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products.
I don’t want to even discuss about this tax holiday. Visit October Sales Tax Holiday : Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products for more information
Well, just telling you, it is always Tax Holiday on the internet. Just buy your supplies and all other stuff from the internet and save your sales tax. Enjoy it while it lasts. Our government is looking for ways to charge tax on online purchases, and they will get it soon. While I appreciate the idea behind Virginia state tax holiday (saving us a dollar or two a year) do you want to know what would “really” help? Cut our ridiculous property taxes in Virginia. Don’t you agree? I have some hope with our current VA Governor, Bob McDonnell. He believes balancing the budget and spend-less-than-what-we-have. I’m sure he will do something about lowering our taxes in VA. We finally have a governor with common sense.
Haha I didn’t meant to talk politics here, but oh well, truth should be told. Anyway, enjoy your tax holiday if you can, Virginians.