2016 Sales Tax Holidays Information
Sales Tax Holiday Details for Consumers
Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines the three existing sales tax holidays into one, three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 5-7, 2016.
During the combined sales tax holiday period, consumers may purchase qualified items exempt of the sales and use tax. The holiday is not restricted to Virginia residents. Anyone purchasing exempt items during the holiday in Virginia, or buying exempt items for immediate delivery to a Virginia address is eligible.
List of School Supplies Eligible for Exemption
“School supply,” means an item that is commonly used by a student in a course of study. For purposes of the sales tax holiday, the term does not include computers and such items may not be purchased exempt of the tax.
The following is an all-inclusive list of items that are included in the term “school supply” and are therefore exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday period, provided their sales price is $20 or less per item. Only the following items are exempt as school supplies. Items need not be intended for use in school or in connection with a school activity to be eligible for the exemption.
For more information, please visit: www.tax.virginia.gov/content/sales-tax-holiday-consumer-faqs