Georgia’s Sales Tax Holiday begins this weekend, July 30 – August 2. During this weekend, purchases of certain items, such as clothing, personal computers and school supplies, are not charged sales tax.
For example, if you were to buy a computer that costs $700, you would not pay the additional $49 in sales tax. The $49 savings then could be spent on other items. The Tax Holiday is an ideal time to buy school supplies and equipment for the coming school year.
The tax exemption is not limited to students or parents with students. Certain restrictions are in place, however. To find out about eligible items and more information about the Tax Holiday, go to the Georgia Department of State’s web site for the 2009 Tax Holiday.
Consider buying extra school supplies for local school supply drives. See the blog below for information.