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August Sales Tax Holiday- August 3-5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dear Friend,
It's that time of year again! Back-to-school time is just around the corner and so is the Virginia back-to-school sales tax holiday- August 3-5, 2012. Various school supplies, clothing, footwear, and other school related items will be exempt from Virginia's sales tax during these three days.

Items such as notebooks, pens, binders, calculators, paints and crayons, will be tax-free provided each item costs $20 or less. Most clothing items and footwear will also be exempt from Virginia sales tax if they are priced at $100 or less. There is no limit on the number of items you can purchase tax-free as long as each item qualifies.

To view a full list of the items that are included in the sales tax holiday, along with guidelines and frequently asked questions for both consumers and retailers, click here.

The sales tax holiday is open to all and is not limited to people preparing to go back to school. All Virginia retailers who sell the exempt products must participate. During the sales tax holiday retailers may also choose, at their discretion, to pay the sales tax themselves on items which are not exempt under the guidelines, saving consumers even more during the sales tax holiday.

Should you have any questions about this or any other issue, please feel free to contact my office at [email protected] or (703) 772-7168.


Barbara Comstock

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