Georgia sales tax holiday weekend nears

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:58 AM
Last updated 7:51 PM
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The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state’s tax holiday is quickly approaching.

Officials say state and local sales taxes in most Georgia counties will be waived between Aug. 1 and 2. Officials say the tax exemption applies to computers, software and more worth less than $1,000, clothes and shoes worth less than $100 per item, and school supplies worth less than $20 per item.

Georgia Retail Association Executive Director Taylor Byrd says the tax holiday is good for retailers and Georgia families. Byrd says increased business during the tax holiday period is “good for our economy, because it means more work hours and higher payrolls.”

GRA officials are expecting a back to school and college savings of about $2 billion statewide.

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AFjoe 07/30/14 - 10:21 am
Tax holiday vs SPLOST

I'm always amazed that people go crazy on tax holiday, but yet these same folks will vote themselves a tax increase with SP"LOST".

corgimom 07/30/14 - 11:31 am
"Hell on Earth" weekend.

"Hell on Earth" weekend.

North Carolina stopped it and I think the other states eventually will too. They lose too much revenue.

Dixieman 07/30/14 - 11:34 am
My vote:

Make it permanent and applied to everything.
Or abolish the income tax and the IRS and go to Fair Tax.

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