Virginia Holds Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 1-3

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    It's that time of year again. Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

    It's that time of year again.

    Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

    The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 1 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3.

    During the holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to pay sales tax on notebooks, pens, calculators, binders and other school supplies priced up to $20.

    Shoes and most clothing items priced up to $100 are also exempt from the sales tax.

    The Department of Taxation has a list of eligible items and guidelines on its website.

    Maryland will also hold its tax-free holiday in August. From Aug. 10 until Aug. 16, clothing and shoes under $100 are exempt from state sales tax. For more information on Maryland's tax-free week, click here.