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

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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.

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