During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.
In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.
School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
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 with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items
Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ items
Tax Day is tomorrow, 4/15 –
Sonic Drive-In has Happy Hour all day, with half-price drinks and slushes (no coupon needed)
I know, I know, back-to-school already?
Virginia’s annual sales tax holiday on school supplies and clothing is this weekend, August 2-4:
During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax.
Here’s a list of what qualifies as exempt (PDF).
Regency Square – Friday, August 2: Meet & greet Flying Squirrels’ players and Nutzy at 10:30 a.m. Center Court. Bring your Flying Squirrels paraphernalia to be autographed.
Saturday, August 3: Fashion show at 1 p.m. Center Court. Check out all the latest and greatest trends for back-to-school.
Enter-to-win Pat Benetar concert tickets and more!
Tax Day is Monday, 4/15 –
Sonic Drive-In has Happy Hour all day, with half-price drinks and slushes.
Get two free Cinnabon Bites from 6-8pm at participating Cinnabon locations
Keep some change in your pocket with the deals this Tax Day, April 17!
Arby’s – Free Value Curly Fries with coupon from Facebook
Cinnabon – Get two free Cinnabon Bites on April 17 from 6-8pm at participating locations
Panda Express – Free Single Serving of New Shanghai Angus Steak 4/17. Print coupon.
Sonic – Half-price drinks & slushes all day April 17
P.F. Chang’s – Place an online order for pick-up on April 17th, and receive 15% off. Save 15% on all dine-in and take-out orders, excluding Happy Hour and P.F. Changs for Two
Update: Qdoba – Print a Tax Day pass for a $5 chicken entree, valid through 4/17
Update: O’Charley’s – 20% off any food purchase, valid April 16 & 17
Update: Ledo Pizza – Receive a free 8″ pizza with 18″ pizza purchase – mention “Standard Deduction” April 16 or 17
Update: Chili’s – Free appetizer or dessert with entree purchase April 16-18
Whole Foods Short Pump – Free coffee all day April 15, plus other specials good April 13-19 (like rotisserie chicken dinner $10.40, reg. $24.97, and 20% off 6 bottles of wine)
Arby’s – To kickoff Tax Weekend, we’re giving away FREE Value Curly Fries on Friday, April 15th! To get your FREE Value Curly Fries, all you need to do is visit & “like” the Arby’s Facebook Page to print your coupon.
Cinnabon – Tax Day Bites – On Monday, April 18 from 6-8pm, participating bakeries will give away two free Cinnabon Bites to each guest.
Maggie Moos Sundae Stimulus – On Monday April 18 from 3-6pm, stop by for a free mini Crumb Cake Fundae. While supplies last. Limit one offer per guest during the day of the promotion.
Counts vary by store. Valid only at participating U.S. stores. No purchase necessary. (Thanks Anita)(See comment from Anna that Short Pump location isn’t participating)
Famous Dave’s – Through April 18th, save $10.40 on any $30 or more food purchase with coupon (7009 W. Broad St.)
P.F. Chang’s – 15% off dine-in and take-out orders Monday April 18
(Always a good idea to check with your nearest location to confirm participation)
Peoples Income Tax will offer a 50% discount on tax preparation fees to individual taxpayers who lost their jobs during 2009 and are still unemployed at the time the tax services are provided. The Unemployment Discount will be available at all Peoples Income Tax locations through March 31, 2010.
Also, the IRS offers a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for low-income and military families and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) through the AARP. For VITA sites call 1-800-829-1040 and for AARP 1-888-227-7669.