State sales tax holiday is Aug. 7-9

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School supplies, some clothes exempt this weekend

Virginia’s sales tax holiday begins Friday.

The holiday runs through the weekend and exempts certain school supplies, clothes and shoes from sales tax.

The holiday also exempts hurricane and emergency preparedness items along with certain energy efficient appliances.

School supplies must be $20 or less per item and clothes or shoes must be $100 or less per item. To learn more and get lists of qualifying items for all three categories, see www.tax.virginia.gov.