Virginia prepares for sales tax holiday

POSTED: 10:12 PM Jul 24 2013   UPDATED: 1:47 PM Jul 24 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -

There are just two and a half weeks until school starts in parts of southwest Virginia -- that means it's time to think about back-to-school shopping.

The good news is Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is also right around the corner. This year it runs from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4.

Here's what will be exempt from sales tax: most clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less each, and school or office supplies that cost $20 or less per item.

There is no limit to the number of items you can buy.

Follow this link to the Virginia Department of Taxation for a complete list of qualifying items.