Virginia's October Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. If you purchase qualified ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products over the Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5-8, the Commonwealth of Virginia will not charge you a sales tax.
Products with the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than their counterparts. Purchases of non-commercial home items or personal items cannot total more than $2,500 during the tax-free holiday.
Some items with the ENERGY STAR label: clothes washers; refrigerator/freezers; televisions; cordless phones; heat pumps; furnaces; dishwashers; and water heaters.
In Reston, some places to shop for new appliances include Home Depot and Best Buy.