UPDATE 8/3: Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 4- Aug.6
There is good news for shoppers in this article from this morning's Metro section. Some of the state's larger retailers, including Wal-Mart and Circuit City, plan to extend the tax savings to all of their merchandise, not just school supplies, this weekend
Originally posted 6/29
Virginia sales tax (5 percent) on back-to-school items and clothing will be lifted from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 through midnight Sunday, Aug. 6. Today's Fairfax Extra reports that the effort is designed to ease the burden on families with school-age kids. For a complete list of qualified items, visit www.tax.virginia.gov/salestaxholiday.