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Georgia Tax Free Shopping Weekend

Georgia Tax Free Shopping Weekend

Back-to-School Tax Free weekend in Georgia is from July 31st to August 1st this year. The Georgia state sales tax is 4%. Tax Free Weekend includes:

  • Clothing and footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $20
  • Children's and school books under $20
  • Personal computers and accessories $1,500 and under

Details on what Qualifies for Georgia Tax Free Weekend

Clothes include

  • sports gear and shoes such as cleats.
  • Adult, child, and baby cloths.
  • Graduation caps and gowns.
  • Diapers for children and adults (cloth or disposable)
  • Swim suits
  • Winter gear
  • Uniforms and every day clothing items

School supply items such as

  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Ink cartridges
  • Lunch boxes

Georgia Tax Free Shopping WeekendBooks include

  • Books for children from infancy through 12th grade written for learning purposes
  • Most books found in the children's section of the bookstore
  • Books on a school's reading list

Computers include

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Zip Drives
  • Keyboards
  • Computer speakers
  • Projectors
  • Modems

Get the most for your dollar this Tax Free Weekend

  1. Look for sales. You can do this online.
  2. Give local stores a glance during tax free weekend. Often smaller mom and pop shops do tax free weekend sales.
  3. Plan ahead and buy things you use a lot of. This is the time to buy several packs of socks for each person and put the rest up for when the dryer eats them later in the year.
  4. Don't be shy to pull out the coupons. This time of year many clothing companies are pushing sales with coupons so keep your eye out.
  5. Use the Georgia Tax Holiday to your advantage by using it to get pricier items you need like computers and accessories. For homeschoolers and teachers this is a major advantage.

Georgia Tax Free Shopping Weekend

What is not included in Georgia Tax Free Weekend?

  • Clothing accessories
  • jewelry
  • handbags
  • umbrellas
  • eyewear
  • watches
  • watchbands

The above and similar items are taxable. In addition, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, self-help and parenting books do not qualify for tax exemption.

WHAT DO YOU BUY WHILE TAX FREE SHOPPING?

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