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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

Name Sales Tax Exemption for Energy-Efficient Products (Sales Tax Holiday)
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 100% exemption from state sales and use tax

Equipment Requirements Must meet federal Energy Star efficiency requirements
Start Date 2007-03-23
Expiration Date 2017-07-01

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Taxation

References DSIRE[1]


Virginia allows a four-day sales tax exemption on Energy Star products of $2,500 or less per product, purchased for non-commercial home or personal use. Beginning in 2007, the 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.

This incentive is available for dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats or refrigerators that meet federal Energy Star standards.

Note: Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Taxpayer Assistance - Virginia
Department Virginia Department of Taxation
Address PO Box 1880
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23218-1880
Phone (804) 367-8031


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code § 58.1-609.1
Date Effective 2007-03-23
Date Enacted 2007-03-23
Expiration Date 2012-07-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"