Back-to-school shopping can be expensive — with items like notebooks, backpacks and new clothes taking a toll on wallets.
But residents in Virginia will be getting a break on school supplies this weekend, as the state is offering a sales tax holiday on back-to-school shopping.
Ginny Slaughter, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Tax Department, says all school items at retail stores will be tax-free. "Any retail store that sells any exempt items, either clothing or school supplies does have to participate. It's not optional."
School supplies priced at $20, or less or clothing and footwear that is $100 or less will be exempt.