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Georgia's Tax-Free Holiday Returns

On Friday and Saturday Aug. 10th and 11th, there will be no sales tax on many things kids will need as they start the school year.

Although , parents and teachers can will get a break on back to school needs from the State of Georgia.

The state is bringing back its Tax-Free Holiday. On Friday and Saturday Aug. 10th and 11th, shoppers will be exempt from paying taxes on everything from school clothes to notebooks to notebook computers.

Do you plan to take advantage of the Tax-Free Holiday or have you already completed your back to school shopping? Tell us in the comments section below.

Most clothing and footwear with a sales price under $100 is exempt. Computers, tablets, printers and other technology and accessories under $1,000 will avoid state sales tax. Exceptions include cell phones, copy machines and digital cameras. School supplies under $20 will also be exempt. This includes pens, calculators and book bags.

For more stories to get you and your kids ready for the first day of school, check out our Back to School Guide.

For a full list of what's exempt and not exempt, see the PDF in our Media Gallery to the right. Just click on the photo.

A number of local retailers will also be offering special discounts to increase savings. In a release, said many merchants will have sales, discounts and other incentives on the 10th and 11th. 


Lynn T August 01, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Tax free day would have been more beneficial BEFORE school started. This delayed benefit is a catch twenty two by the time it is offered.

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