The 2015 General Assembly combined Virginia’s three existing sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 7-9. That means that during the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone. In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.
Visit http://www.tax.virginia.gov/content/sales-tax-holiday to see the list of qualified tax-free items for back-to-school shopping! Contact your child’s school a visit their school website for a 15-16 school supplies list.
See you soon and happy shopping!