Head Start on Back-to-School Shopping: Tax-Free Opportunities Coming Up in Both Maryland, Virginia

Get a head start on your back-to-school shopping: Tax-free shopping opportunities are coming up in both Maryland and Virginia.

Virginia's tax holiday kicks off Friday and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

For those three days, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, tax free in Virginia. You can also buy Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax.

Qualifying school supplies must cost $20 or less each, and qualified clothing and footwear must cost $100 or less per item. Check pricing requirements for other items online here.

Maryland's tax-free week will run from Sunday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 19.

You won't have to pay sales tax on clothing or footwear that costs $100 or less per item in Maryland. In addition, the first $40 of a backpack or book bag will also be also tax-free. Other accessory items, are not included. You can find more information on Maryland's tax-free week online here.

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