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Back-to-school sales tax holiday underway in Va.

Friday - 8/2/2013, 10:09am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is in full swing.

Shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to pay sales tax on notebooks, pens, calculators, binders and other school supplies priced up to $20.

Shoes and most clothing items priced up to $100 also are exempt, while sports equipment like cleats and gloves are not, according to the state's list of eligible items and guidelines.

Lingerie, meanwhile, is included in the list of tax-exempt items, reports. Corsets additionally are covered.

The tax break started Friday and runs through Sunday.

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