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Back-to-school sales tax holiday underway this weekend

While back-to-school shopping may be the last thing on the mind of Virginians basking in the glow of summer fun, this weekend may just be the perfect time to hit the stores. Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday runs from Friday through Sunday.

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. There is no limit to the number purchased without paying the sales tax, provided each item meets the holiday restrictions.

"After four straight years of revenue surpluses, it is evident that Virginia’s economy continues to strengthen," said Gov. 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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