To some, saving five percent during tax free weekend isn’t much. But with stores already running special sales and summer clearances the additional saving on retail tax is just the icing on the cake.
Tax Free Holiday Weekend starts today and ends Sunday.
The State of Virginia will provide exemptions on most clothing and footwear under $100 from sales and use taxes. Also school supplies selling for $20 or less.
One of the perks of shopping at Valley View Mall this weekend are extended hours. The mall will be open today and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
As an extra incentive for customers many stores have special sales, for a listing of those sales click here.
Belk department store is celebrating the Tax Free Holiday with special door buster sales focusing on kids clothing and coupons. The coupons will work on top brands like Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Columbia and Jones of New York that are usually excluded in mostly all coupon sales, said Frank LaRosa, Belk general store manager.
Belk will also stay open until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Many local businesses are also participating in the tax free holiday.
Davidsons Clothing for Men, downtown, will be celebrating the holiday and offering additional savings with their summer clearance sale, said Larry Davidson, store owner.
“It’s as good as time as any to come in, shop and take advantage of the savings,” Davidson said.
For more specific information on items that may be purchased tax free, visit the Virginia Holiday/Tax Free Weekend website at http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=SchoolSuppliesAndClothingHoliday.