Sales Tax Holiday Offered This Week on Hurricane Preparedness Items is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.


Virginia wants its citizens to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, so the state is offering a tax-free week to purchase certain items needed in those emergency situations.

The tax-free week starts at 12:01 a.m. Monday and ends at midnight Sunday.

Items exempt from the sales tax include everyday items such as batteries and flashlights, bottled water and coolers, smoke detectors and cell phone chargers.

Click here for a complete list of tax-exempt items.

The hurricane season in Virginia begins in June and ends in November. Check out the state’s hurricane evacuation guide to learn more about how to protect yourself and your home in the event of a hurricane.