WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia Holds Tax-Free Holiday For Back-To-School Items

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortinbras/2931835903

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.

NPR

With 'Formation,' Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here's What People Are Saying

The singer's new music video quickly drew commentary of all kinds — on its references to being black in America, Hurricane Katrina and Black Lives Matter.
NPR

Calif. Restaurant Gives Diners — And Sea Lions — An Ocean View

The Marine Room is a restaurant right on the beach. When the tide is high, waves hit the windows, and bring in unexpected visitors.
NPR

In The Light Of The Morning After, How Bad Was Rubio's Repetition?

"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt if him repeating a line at Saturday's debate.
NPR

Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity

This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.