Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

School supplies include
• Binder pockets
• Binders
• Blackboard chalk
• Book bags
• Calculators
• Cellophane tape
• Clay and glazes
• Compasses
• Composition books
• Crayons
• Dictionaries and thesauruses
• Dividers
• Erasers (including dry erase marker erasers and dry erase marker
cleaning solution)
• Folders: expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
• Glue, paste, and paste sticks
• Highlighters
• Index card boxes
• Index cards
• Legal pads
• Lunch boxes
• Markers (including dry erase markers and dry erase marker kits)
• Musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, and replacement
items for musical instruments
• Notebooks
• Paintbrushes for artwork
• Paints (acrylic, tempera, and oil)
• Paper: loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing
paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper
Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
• Pencil sharpeners
• Pencils
• Pens
• Protractors
• Reference books
• Reference maps and globes
• Rulers
• Scissors
• Sheet music
• Sketch and drawing pads
• Textbooks
• Watercolors
• Workbooks; and
• Writing tablets

Clothing includes:
• Aprons, household and shop
• Athletic supporters
• Baby bibs and clothes
• Baby receiving blankets
• Bandanas
• Bathing suits, swim trunks, cover-ups and bathing caps
• Beach capes and coats
• Belts and suspenders
• Bibs
• Boots
• Choir and altar clothing
• Clerical vestments
• Coats, jackets, and windbreakers
• Corsets and corset laces
• Costumes (sold not rented)
• Coveralls
• Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
• Dresses
• Ear muffs
• Footlets
• Formal wear for men and women (sold, not rented)
• Fur coats and stoles, shawls and wraps
• Garters and garter belts
• Girdles
• Gloves and mittens for general use
• Golf clothing, caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants
• Gym suits and uniforms
• Hats and caps
• Hosiery
• Insoles, inserts for shoes
• Jeans
• Jerseys (both athletic and non-athletic)
• Lab coats
• Legwarmers
• Leotards and tights
• Lingerie
• Neckwear, including bow ties, neckties, and scarves
• Nightgowns
• Overshoes and rubber shoes
• Pajamas
• Pantyhose
• Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos
• Robes
• Rubber pants
• Rubber thong/flip-flops
• Sandals
• Scarves
• Shirts and blouses
• Shoes and shoe laces
• Shorts
• Skirts
• Slacks
• Slippers
• Slips
• Sneakers
• Socks and stockings, including athletic socks
• Steel toed shoes
• Suits
• Suspenders
• Underwear
• Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
• Vests
• Wedding apparel, including veils (sold not rented)