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Virginia: August 2014 Sales Tax Holiday

  • Jun 11, 2014 | Gail Cole

 Plaid socks and skirts are exempt from sales tax during Virginia's August 2014 sales tax holiday.

During the first weekend of August, you can celebrate Scottish heritage at the Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon. You can dance at the Carter Family Traditional Music Festival in the Heart of Appalachia. And you can buy clothing and school supplies tax-free throughout the state of Virginia.

The Virginia sales tax holiday for school supplies and clothing takes place the first full weekend of each August—this year Friday the first through Sunday the third. During the tax-free period, qualifying clothing and footwear costing $100 per item or less and qualifying school supplies costing $20 per item or less are exempt from Virginia sales tax.

Exempt items are numerous and varied and include crayons, computer printers, and my favorite, corsets. A complete Virginia Department of Taxation website.

Retailers have the option of absorbing sales tax on other items as well. However, they remain liable for tax on sales of non-eligible items. Visit the Department of Taxation August Sales Tax Holiday web page for up-to-date information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.