What Happened to the Virginia Tax-Free Weekend for 2023

For the first time in years, Virginia shoppers didn't have a back-to-school sales tax holiday in August.

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For over a decade, a Virginia tax-free weekend was held in August to help shoppers save money on specific items like clothing and school supplies. Sales tax holidays are popular nationwide, with a least fifteen states hosting similar events throughout the summer.

But this year, a provision governing the Virginia sales tax holiday expired on July 1, and lawmakers have not renewed it. (Doing so would require particular legislative action that seemed unlikely given political divisions in the Virginia legislature.)

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.