(Richmond)- This weekend will be a good time for back to school shopping in Virginia. The state’s tax free weekend is Friday thru Sunday. Shoppers won’t be charged sales tax on qualifying school supplies, clothing, shoes, emergency prep items and Energy Star and WaterSense products. Maryland’s tax free holiday follows shortly after, running a full week from Sunday, August 12th through Saturday, August 18th. The state’s six-percent sales tax will be waived on most clothing and footwear that costs less than 100 dollars.