Maryland holds a specific tax-free weekend for EnergyStar products in February.
A total of 17 states will hold sales-tax holidays this year, according to the Tax Foundation.
Virginia’s three-day sales tax holiday was last weekend, starting Friday, Aug. 3 and lasting through Sunday, Aug. 5.
Virginia’s tax-free weekend included school supplies, clothing and footwear; emergency preparedness products, such as generators; and energy-saving and water-saving products.
Here’s a more detailed look at the items people in Virginia saved on:
School supplies, such as book bags, binders, crayons, lunchboxes and more. The cost cannot exceed $20. See a full list.
Most items of clothing and footwear where the cost does not exceed $100. See a full list.
Hurricane- and other emergency-preparedness products, such as portable generators ($1,000 or less); gas-powered chain saws ($350 or less); batteries, tarps, duct tape, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. See a full list.
EnergyStar and WaterSense products, such as air conditioners, ceiling fans, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, toilets and showerheads. The cost cannot exceed $2,500 and must be purchased for personal use. See a full list.
What about D.C.? The District did away with its tax-free holidays in 2010 amid the fallout from the Great Recession.
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