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WATCH: Get tips to make the most of this weekend’s sales tax holiday

Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday is this Friday through Sunday.
Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday is this Friday through Sunday.(AP)
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 11:01 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - This afternoon, experts with the Virginia Department of Taxation and the Better Business Bureau Serving Southwest Virginia joined the WDBJ7+ Digital News Desk to talk about this weekend’s sales tax holiday.

The holiday begins midnight and lasts through Sunday. It offers a chance to snag eligible items tax free, including qualified school supplies that are $20 or less per item.

Shoppers can also buy qualified clothing and footwear which are $100 or less per item. You can also get hurricane and emergency preparedness items as well as certain Energystar and Watersense products tax free.

Stephanie Benson with Virginia Tax recommends shoppers plan ahead to make sure they know what is and is not on the list.

“I think the biggest thing we can recommend is know what’s on the list,” she said. “We’ve been talking about some big ticket electronic items like computers and things like that - Want to make sure people know that is not on the list so if you purchase those this weekend you will likely pay sales tax.”

This tax free weekend could be a help, since Americans are expected to shell out about $850 dollars for back to school prep and about $1,200 for back-to-college supplies.

You can find that complete list here.

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