Back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend in Virginia

Posted at 2:46 PM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-07 18:11:35-04

A sales tax holiday is coming up this weekend in Virginia!

The tax holiday typically takes place each year on the first full weekend of August (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This year the holiday will take place August 7-9, 2015.

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 the complete list of exempt items.

This is a great opportunity to help NewsChannel 3 with Operation Backpack!

Donate purchased school supplies for to ForKids Virginia which serves homeless families and people who’ve transitioned into their own homes, but struggle financially.