August Sales Tax Holiday: School supplies, clothing

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Here’s a way to save a little money.

A sales tax holiday is coming up in August.

The tax holiday will be held on the first full weekend of August (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This year the holiday will take place August 1-3, 2014.

What’s Exempt: During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax.

Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

Click here for more information from the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Click here for the complete list of exempt items.

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