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(WTOP)   Good news, Virginia parents. Your daughters' lingerie is covered under the back-to-school tax holiday, so her popularity won't have to suffer at all   (wtop.com) divider line 71
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2013-08-02 12:20:39 PM
Is there a cup minimum/ maximum?
 
2013-08-02 12:20:39 PM
Corsets for everyone!
 
2013-08-02 12:20:58 PM
With education costs rising the way they are, how else do you expect her to pay for college?
 
2013-08-02 12:21:26 PM
thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2013-08-02 12:21:55 PM
I'm taking bets on whether Chris Hansen or Pedobear gets posted first.
 
2013-08-02 12:24:47 PM
So...any teaching jobs available down there Virgina.

I'm asking....for a friend.
 
2013-08-02 12:27:54 PM
It's a tax holiday for clothing in general, not just for children's clothing. It coincides with the back-to-school-supply tax holiday because it, like, makes a lot of sense to do that.
 
2013-08-02 12:30:42 PM
Tax-free weekend in Tennessee starts today.  You can stock up on your tax-free adult diapers.
 
2013-08-02 12:32:00 PM
It dawned on me while sifting though GIS that I probably shouldn't have searched "Abercrombie and Fitch kids thong ad" on my phone.
 
2013-08-02 12:34:38 PM
Y'all are assuming it's for the students. Given the frequency of female-teacher-bangs-male-student stories on Fark, don't you think it's more likely that the lingerie is for the teachers?
 
2013-08-02 12:35:03 PM
I'm getting a kick out of reading the responses as I'm wearing a corset right now.

/what do you wear on dress down Fridays?
 
2013-08-02 12:35:29 PM
I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.
 
2013-08-02 12:35:48 PM

FrancoFile: I'm taking bets on whether Chris Hansen or Pedobear gets posted first.


Push.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-02 12:36:12 PM
Delaware is tax free every day.
 
2013-08-02 12:36:36 PM
Vicky has a secret.
 
2013-08-02 12:36:43 PM
Lingerie covers any undergarments, bras, panties, slips, camisoles etc. I swear, all the interesting articles that get submitted, and this is the kind of stupid shiat that gets greenlit.
 
2013-08-02 12:37:15 PM
Suddenly dorm life is a little more appealing.
 
2013-08-02 12:37:18 PM
Big deal.  High school girls need bras.

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


It's about 9% here.  I know people who wait for these weekends and end up saving as much as $200.  The timing right before the school year is just right.
 
2013-08-02 12:37:51 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


But the Gummit ain't gettin' its slice, so bring on the slightly discounted thongs!
 
2013-08-02 12:37:53 PM

monoski: Delaware is tax free every day.


And Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon,
 
2013-08-02 12:38:35 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Corsets for everyone!


I Agree .. but buy them from ME
 
2013-08-02 12:39:02 PM
 
2013-08-02 12:40:27 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


Most stores already have sales on back to school supplies and clothing this time of year so the 6% is just an added bonus, plus when you're buying school supplies for 2-4 kids every penny counts.
 
2013-08-02 12:40:32 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


The real savings are in the Tax Holiday sales that are going on RIGHT NOW!!!
 
2013-08-02 12:41:56 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


It's our way of sticking it to "the man", then we complain all year that our roads and bridges are crumbling.
 
2013-08-02 12:43:16 PM

kwame: Big deal.  High school girls need bras.

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.

It's about 9% here.  I know people who wait for these weekends and end up saving as much as $200.  The timing right before the school year is just right.


Wait people spend 2200$ on school supplies?

/Oh right iThing
 
2013-08-02 12:43:41 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


Nothing else induces irrationality quite like the ability to avoid paying the government.  (This, by the way, is why private foundations exist: rich folks would rather give $1 million to some artistic endeavor than let the government have $400,000.)
 
2013-08-02 12:44:21 PM

ReapTheChaos: Lingerie covers any undergarments, bras, panties, slips, camisoles etc. I swear, all the interesting articles that get submitted, and this is the kind of stupid shiat that gets greenlit.


mycotopia.net
"Dangit! Young ladies wear undergaments. Lin--ling--the l-word is for hussies."
 
2013-08-02 12:46:54 PM

kronicfeld: It's a tax holiday for clothing in general, not just for children's clothing. It coincides with the back-to-school-supply tax holiday because it, like, makes a lot of sense to do that.


Yes but that makes for boring headlines. "Your children's underpants are considered tax free" really wouldn't get any clicks.
 
2013-08-02 12:48:24 PM

Super Chronic: Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.

Nothing else induces irrationality quite like the ability to avoid paying the government.  (This, by the way, is why private foundations exist: rich folks would rather give $1 million to some artistic endeavor than let the government have $400,000.)


Because people would rather not give money at gunpoint to people that can incarcerate them.
 
2013-08-02 12:48:30 PM
What the hell is a tax holiday? Is it related to sales tax?

We don't have a sales tax so these things baffle me.
 
2013-08-02 12:48:51 PM

Super Chronic: Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.

Nothing else induces irrationality quite like the ability to avoid paying the government.  (This, by the way, is why private foundations exist: rich folks would rather give $1 million to some artistic endeavor than let the government have $400,000.)


or they would rather direct their own money than see the government squander it.
 
2013-08-02 12:50:40 PM
www.polyvore.com
Ya'll are missing the point here
 
2013-08-02 12:53:11 PM
This thread has a disturbing yet interesting potential.
 
2013-08-02 12:53:52 PM

WorkingInParadise: Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.

It's our way of sticking it to "the man", then we complain all year that our roads and bridges are crumbling.


The roads would be crumbling either way, it's sexier to get your name on a new bridge than the repair existing roadwork. This is why when there was the big Minnesota bridge collapse happened there was a big scheme to build an expensive useless light rail system.
 
2013-08-02 12:54:19 PM

Super Chronic: Nothing else induces irrationality quite like the ability to avoid paying the government.


"And a gentleman came up to me and actually thanked me for the adopt a [Colorado Springs] street light program. He had just written a check to the city for $300 to turn all the street lights back on in his neighborhood. And I did remind him that for $200 if he had supported the tax initiative, we could have had not only streetlights, but parks and firemen and swimming pools and community centers. That by combining our resources, we as a community can actually accomplish more than we as individuals....[And] he said he would never support a tax increase."

--This American Life, "What kind of country?", March 2, 2012

/I'll show you, nose! Take that, face!
 
2013-08-02 12:54:59 PM
I bought cloth diapers one year during the sales tax holiday and they were included.  Apparently, if you reuse shiat cloths, they count as clothing.
 
2013-08-02 12:56:18 PM
News flash! Teenage girls wear underwear! Film at 11!

I do not see what the big deal is since teenage girls wear underwear. Wearing lingerie does not mean that they are wearing it so that they might display it for a male or female as a prelude to some sexual activity. Beside most would find the level of sexual activity among teenagers shocking regardless of what they might be wearing or more over were wearing.
 
2013-08-02 01:04:11 PM

ReapTheChaos: Lingerie covers any undergarments, bras, panties, slips, camisoles etc. I swear, all the interesting articles that get submitted, and this is the kind of stupid shiat that gets greenlit.


Corsets, stockings, and garters. Not bras. Sex costumes. Because I came into the thread thinking 'oh, they mean bras, well  duh, bras are farking expensive and yes, teenagers need them', but nope, it's purely sex costumes. Unless they plan on running the raciest drama club ever, what the fark.

/Bras are farking expensive, they should be given tax breaks.
 
2013-08-02 01:09:06 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've never understood people getting excited about "tax holidays." Sales tax in Virginia is like 6 percent. Most people wouldn't even look twice at a sign advertising a 6 percent sale.


No, but see, here in Ol' Virginny, it's not about the savings on the final cost of the stuff, it's about sticking it to The Government who's just going to take that money and piss it away on Socialism and feeding the wretched, undeserving poor.


/ Tha's where the cotton
// and the corn 'n 'taters grow
/// that's where I labored so hard for ol' Massa
/V that's where this ol' darkie's heart am long to go.
V. They couldn't keep "darkie" in the state song, so they made it the honorary State Song Emeritus.
 
2013-08-02 01:11:01 PM

Profedius: News flash! Teenage girls wear underwear! Film at 11!


images.amandaintimates.com
 
2013-08-02 01:11:44 PM

mike_d85: It dawned on me while sifting though GIS that I probably shouldn't have searched "Abercrombie and Fitch kids thong ad" on my phone.


Don' GiS "Boobs and Bloomers".
 
2013-08-02 01:13:05 PM

tricycleracer: monoski: Delaware is tax free every day.

And Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon,


Juneau has a local sales tax.
 
2013-08-02 01:13:07 PM
OK, kids, the school bus is here, are you all ready to go? Good.

moviesmedia.ign.com
 
2013-08-02 01:16:20 PM

Fano: kronicfeld: It's a tax holiday for clothing in general, not just for children's clothing. It coincides with the back-to-school-supply tax holiday because it, like, makes a lot of sense to do that.

Yes but that makes for boring headlines. "Your children's underpants are considered tax free" really wouldn't get any clicks.


Oh, it would get clicks. Might not get many comments, but it would get clicks.
 
2013-08-02 01:17:14 PM

PsiChick: ReapTheChaos: Lingerie covers any undergarments, bras, panties, slips, camisoles etc. I swear, all the interesting articles that get submitted, and this is the kind of stupid shiat that gets greenlit.

Corsets, stockings, and garters. Not bras. Sex costumes. Because I came into the thread thinking 'oh, they mean bras, well  duh, bras are farking expensive and yes, teenagers need them', but nope, it's purely sex costumes. Unless they plan on running the raciest drama club ever, what the fark.

/Bras are farking expensive, they should be given tax breaks.


The PDF does say "This list is not all-inclusive.  Other items meeting the definition of clothing may be purchased exempt of the tax."  Clothing is defined as "any article of wearing apparel and typical footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body."  Given that, I am reasonably certain bras are included.
 
2013-08-02 01:17:35 PM
TTIUWOP...of lingerie, you prevert.

/had to copypasta the Lingerie to get the spelling right
 
2013-08-02 01:17:41 PM

albatros183: Wait people spend 2200$ on school supplies?


You put together clothing for two kids plus school supplies plus a computer, and yeah.  You can get there.
 
2013-08-02 01:20:14 PM

Wellon Dowd: Bathing suits, and beach capes and coats are also tax-free.

http://www.tax.virginia.gov/documents/Sales%20Tax%20Holiday%20for%20 Cl othing%20and%20School%20Supplies%20-%20Lists%20of%20Exempt%20Items.pdf


So..... no exemption for computers, or for software... but exemptions for wedding dresses and baby blankets?

And a jock strap is exempt, but a mouth guard is not?

Where is the "Virginia" tag when you need it?
 
2013-08-02 01:22:44 PM

kwame: albatros183: Wait people spend 2200$ on school supplies?

You put together clothing for two kids plus school supplies plus a computer, and yeah.  You can get there.


Not when your maximum price on individual items is $20 for supplies and $100 for clothing. Or are you buying all the base components for your computer separately and assembling it at home?
 
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