Sales Tax Exemption for Energy-Efficient Products (Sales Tax Holiday)

Program Sales Tax Exemption for Energy-Efficient Products (Sales Tax Holiday)
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Virginia
Administrator Virginia Department of Taxation
Start Date
Sectors Residential

NOTE: Three day Sale Tax holiday for the year 2016 is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 7 at 12 am and end on Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 pm.  

Virginia allows a three-day sales tax* exemption for dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulb, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostat and refrigerators that meet federal ENERGY STAR standards. Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify

To qualify for the incentive, the products must

  • Meet or exceed the federal ENERGY STAR or EPA’s Watersense standard
  • Be $2,500 or less per product
  • Be purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Beginning in 2007, 100% exemption from the state sales and use tax applies to sales occurring during the four-day period that commencing annually on the Friday before the second Monday in October and ends at midnight on the second Monday in October.

*Total sales tax in VA is 6%.

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