Tax-free shopping in Virginia for "back to school supplies" will be from August 3-5 this year.
During Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and articles of clothing, including footwear, selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax. All retailers selling these items MUST participate in the Sales Tax Holiday. Sales tax exemptions do not apply to items selling for more than the amounts listed.
Here's the list of tax-exempt school supplies. Here are the clothing items. And they don't have to be purchased for school use--everyone gets a break from taxes on these items.
(HT to Mom is Teaching)