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As parents and children prepare for a new school year, they can take advantage of the upcoming sales tax holidays in Georgia and South Carolina for their shopping needs.

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Sherry Johnson (left) pushes a cart through a back-to-school section as she crosses off items on a school supplies shopping list at the Wal-Mart in North Augusta.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
Sherry Johnson (left) pushes a cart through a back-to-school section as she crosses off items on a school supplies shopping list at the Wal-Mart in North Augusta.

SOUTH CAROLINA: FRIDAY, AUG. 2-SUNDAY, AUG. 4

Sales tax exempted for clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers and software, printers and supplies, bedding, and bath items.

Taxable items are jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches and furniture.

The exemption does not apply for items placed on layaway or similar payment and delivery plans; clothing or footwear rentals; and the sale or lease of items used in a trade or business.

GEORGIA: FRIDAY, AUG. 9-SATURDAY, AUG. 10

Sales tax exempted for clothing and footwear costing $100 or less per item; single purchases of $1,000 or less for personal computer-related accessories; and general school supplies listed for $20 or less per item.

Taxable items are clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches and watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, and computer-related accessories for recreational use.

The exemption does not apply to items used in a trade, business or for resale; rentals; and sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants or airports.

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Frank I
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Frank I 08/01/13 - 06:57 am
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what a scam

what a scam.. you'd have to be pretty bad at math to think this REALLY does anyone any good..

ImJustSaying2
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ImJustSaying2 08/01/13 - 12:44 pm
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A joke

@FrankI agree

Why would they cap the amount you can spend? Really? A decent pair of sneakers costs more than $100 and I'm sure they know that. I guess its a way to NOT give a tax break. GO GEORGIA!

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Darby 08/01/13 - 11:09 pm
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You'll never catch me spending anything close

to $100 bucks for shoes.

I'd squeeze a nickel until the buffalo squealed. That is, if nickels still had buffaloes.

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