It’s official: back to school time is here! Time to save your 5.3%.
School supply items with a retail price of $20 or less and clothing and footwear with a retail price of $100 or less can be purchased tax free August 1-3, 2014. And while 5.3% may not be all that much, it’s always nice when the price you see on the tag is the actual price your paying at the register (
According to Virginia.gov:
Articles of clothing include any article of wearing apparel and typical footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include accessories, sporting equipment or footwear designed primarily for athletic activity or apparel designed primarily for protective use and not usually considered appropriate for everyday wear.
School supply items are limited to items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study and include “school art supplies,” “school instructional materials, and school music supplies.” School supply items do not include computers or any “school computer supplies”.
Stores may chose to absorb the tax on all other items, but you’ll have to check with the retailer first.