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*Virginia back-to-school tax holiday 8/3-8/5*

posted Jul 24, 2012, 12:42 PM by

Virginia back-to-school tax holiday set for first weekend in August

Virginia’s seventh annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is set for Aug. 3-5, according to a news release from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office.

Most school supplies costing $20 or less per item and footwear priced at $100 or less will be exempt from Virginia’s 5 percent sales tax, as well as any local sales tax.

Tax-exempt items include pens, pencils, notebook paper, scissors, binders, backpacks, construction paper, sneakers, dresses, jeans and T-shirts.

A full list of tax-exempt items, guidelines for shoppers and retailers and other information about the sales tax holiday are available at