West Virginia Watch
Dropping West Virginia’s 6% sales tax on certain clothing and school supplies over four days this weekend will cost the state an estimated $4.5 million in revenue, according to the West Virginia Tax Division.
The state’s current sales tax holiday program started in 2021 and complements the West Virginia clothing voucher program in an attempt to lower the costs for back to school, the tax division said.
“Over the weekend, please take advantage,” Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing the tax holiday. “Because this is just a way to give a little assistance to all families that are putting kids back in school, and our kids will be heading back to school real, real soon.”
The tax holiday applies to certain clothing items with an individual price of up to $125, certain laptops and tablets up to $500, certain school supplies up to $50 and certain sports equipment with a purchase price of up to $150. A complete list of what’s part of the sales tax holiday is available on the tax division’s website.
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