RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginians will be able to take advantage of tax-free shopping this year after all, just a little later than they are used to having it.
Under the amended 2022-2024 state budget agreement, a sales tax holiday would be scheduled for the weekend of October 20 through the 22.
Typically held the first weekend in August, the event allows shoppers to buy school supplies, clothing, shoes, hurricane supplies and Energy Star/WaterSense products without paying sales tax, often saving six cents on every dollar in Hampton Roads.
The holiday didn’t happen this year after all 140 state lawmakers and the governor forgot to propose anything that would continue the practice during General Assembly session.
The budget agreement states the holiday will return next year to the first weekend in August.