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    Tax Free Weekend for Emergency Preparedness Items

    Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combined Virginia’s three sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 5-7.
     
    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. 

    And, while you're saving money this weekend, be sure to sign up for LynchburgAlerts. It's tax-free all the time and doesn't cost a thing. Receive critical information quickly in a variety of situations: severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, just to name a few.

    You will receive time-sensitive messages however you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You choose where, you choose how. 

    WIN! In addition to saving $, you could win a fully stocked first aid kit that would be a great addition to your emergency preparedness kit. To qualify to win, sign up for LynchburgAlerts between July 27 and August 7. We'll randomly select two names to receive a first aid kit--and we'll "Alert" you via the app if you're the winner!

    Remember: If We Can’t Reach you… We Can’t Alert You!

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