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Hurricane-prep sales tax break starts Saturday

Published On: May 24 2013 02:56:30 AM CDT
Updated On: May 24 2013 04:56:11 PM CDT
RICHMOND, Va. -

Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break starting Saturday.     

A sales tax holiday will spare residents state and local levies for items that also include flashlights, first-aid kits, and bigger-ticket items such as generators priced at $1,000 or less. The tax holiday runs through May 31.     

U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from another busy Atlantic storm season.     

For a full list of products eligible for the sales-tax break, go to www.tax.virginia.gov .