back to school shopping tax free weekend virginia 2012

School supplies and clothing tax free weekend August 3-5

back to school shopping tax free weekend virginia 2012Tax-free weekend for Virginia beings tomorrow, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 5. With only a month left before children head back to school in Hampton Roads, now is the perfect time to stock up on clothing and school supplies and take advantage of the tax break. Qualifying items are outlined as follows (via the Virginia Department of Taxation):

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.”

For a list of qualifying items and FAQ’s regarding the holiday, click here. For more complete information, visit the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday webpage.