N.C. shoppers cross state line for tax-free weekend In Virginia

Tax Free Weekend

DANVILLE, Va. (WFMY)  -- Before you know it, children will be in the classroom again which means back-to-school shopping is underway for many families.

Some parents are going from North Carolina to Virginia for Sales Tax-Free Weekend.

Shoppers don't have to pay sales tax on school supplies that cost $20 or less or on clothing and shoes that are less than $100.
 
Carlette Graves drove from Yanceyville to Danville to save on school supplies.
 
"It's really good because it saves a little bit of money, and I always say a little bit is better than nothing," said Gaves. "I saved like $40."
 
Mark Gill took the trip from Roxboro to Danville as well. 
 
"At Target, we saved about $7," said Gill. "We got pens, papers, pencils, stuff for dorm rooms. My son is starting college, so we got towels."
 
North Carolina doesn't offer a sales tax-free weekend. Lawmakers got rid of it years ago in a tax reform bill saying it cost the state $13 million in lost revenue.
 
Some people are hoping that will change soon.
 
For a list of items that are free from Virginia sales tax from August 4 to August 6 click here.

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