Tax-Free Shopping Days in Virginia, Maryland: Here's What's Included

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A three-day tax-free shopping weekend in Virginia kicked off Friday, offering consumers the chance to save on some school supplies, clothes, emergency products and other items through Sunday. In Maryland, a full week of tax-free shopping on qualifying clothing items will begin Sunday, continuing through Aug. 15.

Read on to see what's eligible for tax-free buys.

Virginia's Tax-Free Shopping: Aug. 7-9

Eligible items:

  • Qualified school supplies: $20 or less per item
  • Qualified clothing and footwear: $100 or less per item
  • Portable generators: $1,000 or less per item
  • Gas-powered chainsaws: $350 or less per item
  • Chainsaw accessories: $60 or less per item
  • Other specified hurricane preparedness items: $60 or less per item
  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use: $2,500 or less per item
  • Find more info here.

Maryland's Tax-Free Shopping: Aug. 9-15

Eligible items:

  • Each qualifying article of clothing or shoes: $100 or less per item
  • The first $40 of a backpack or book bag purchase (other accessory items are not included)
  • Find more info here.

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