Virginia’s annual back-to-school tax holiday is approaching this weekend, and a local mall is taking the opportunity to host a fundraiser.
This year, the statewide sales tax exemption takes place Friday through Sunday (August 5-7). Those who shop in Virginia can rack up tax savings on qualifying products, including back-to-school clothing and supplies, emergency preparedness items, and certain energy- and water-efficient appliances and appliances.
More information on the state website:
What items are eligible?
Detailed lists of eligible items and more information for retailers can be found in the Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines.
“During a time of inflation and high gas prices, Virginians will get much-needed tax relief this weekend as they support local businesses across the Commonwealth,” Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said. ) this afternoon in a press release. “Reducing the cost of living remains a top priority for my administration as we work together to make Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
Locals enjoying duty-free shopping at the Fashion Center in Pentagon City, meanwhile, are encouraged to bring their used denim with them. Denim clothing can be donated at the mall between August 5 and August 14.
“Pentagon City Fashion Center encourages shoppers to bring any type of denim apparel to the Do Good With Denim campaign,” mall operator Simon said in a press release. “Buyers can recycle their used denim in various bins in the center. Stations will be located throughout the center for shoppers to embroider their bespoke denim. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army.