Shop Tax Free THIS Weekend near Richmond New Homes

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Parents get ready! It is back-to-school season and while that can be stressful, it also means that the annual August Sales Tax Holiday in Virginia is here. This weekend, August 2 through August 4, shoppers can purchase school supplies and clothing without paying sales tax. That means your child can start school in style without breaking the bank.

From binders to pencils and pens, school supplies can get expensive. During the Sales Tax Holiday, parents of nearby Richmond new homes will enjoy purchase these must-have items tax free. School supplies must be sold for a sales price of $20 per item or less. Items exempt from sales tax this weekend include:

  • Binder Pockets
  • Binders
  • Blackboard Chalk
  • Bookbags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Clay and Glazes
  • Compasses
  • Composition Books
  • Crayons
  • Dictionaries and Thesauruses
  • Dividers
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue, Paste and Paste Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Card Boxes
  • Index Cards
  • Legal Pads
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Markers
  • Musical Instruments, Musical Instrument Accessories and Replacement Items for Musical Instruments
  • Notebooks
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paints
  • Paper
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Reference Books
  • Reference Maps and Globes
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Sheet Music
  • Sketch and Drawing Pads
  • Textbooks
  • Watercolors
  • Workbooks
  • Writing Tablets

Children can’t go back to school without the perfect “first-day-of-school outfit” and this weekend is the perfect time to purchase some stylish school clothes and shoes. During the Sales Tax Holiday, clothing items must be priced for $100 per item or less to qualify for exemption. Clothing items exempt from sales tax this weekend include:

  • Baby Bibs and Clothes
  • Baby Receiving Blankets
  • Bathing Suits, Swim Trunks, Cover-ups and Bathing Caps
  • Belts and Suspenders
  • Boots
  • Coats, Jackets and Windbreakers
  • Costumes
  • Coveralls
  • Diapers
  • Dresses
  • Ear Muffs
  • Footlets
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Golf Clothing
  • Hats and Caps
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys
  • Lab Coats
  • Legwarmers
  • Leotards and Tights
  • Neckwear
  • Pajamas
  • Raincoats
  • Robes
  • Flip-flops
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Shirts and Blouses
  • Shoes and Shoe Laces
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Slacks
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and Stockings
  • Suits
  • Underwear
  • Vests

For a complete list of exempt and non-exempt items, visit www.tax.virginia.gov.

Whether you are a parent getting your child ready for a new school year or a grandparent looking to purchase something special for your grandchild, the 2013 Tax Free Holiday is a great opportunity to save some money.

Residents of our metro Richmond new home communities have plenty of opportunities to find the items they need this weekend with close proximity to local shopping and malls. For more information on the specific locations of our communities, as well as the fantastic school districts that we build in, visit the Boone Homes website today!