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      Virginia Back-to-School sales tax holiday starts Friday

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

      Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday.

      During the three-day holiday, 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 will be exempt from the sales tax.

      The Department of Taxation has posted a list of eligible items and guidelines on its website, tax.virginia.gov.