Va. back-to-school sales tax holiday returns August 2-4 - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Va. back-to-school sales tax holiday returns August 2-4

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Virginia's annual Sales Tax Holiday is set for the first weekend in August beginning Friday, Aug. 4 and running through Sunday, August 4.

The sales tax attempts to unburden families preparing for the upcoming school year, but anyone is eligible to buy tax-exempt items. Items that will be exempt from sales tax during the holiday include most articles of clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less each, and school or office supplies that cost $20 or less per item. Provided the item meets the holiday qualifications, there is no limit to the number of tax-free items you can purchase.

A complete list of qualifying items, guidelines for the holiday and answers to frequently asked questions are available at www.tax.virginia.gov.

“After four straight years of revenue surpluses, it is evident that Virginia’s economy continues to strengthen,” said Governor Bob McDonnell.  “I hope Virginians will go out and take advantage of this holiday by spending their back-to-school dollars at Virginia retailers.  Not only will this continue to benefit our state’s economy and employers, it will save Virginians some money at the same time.” 

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