Georgia’s No Sales Tax Weekend Starts Today

August 1, 2014

School starts back next week here in Elbert County, and that means the annual return of the dreaded back to school shopping trips.

As has been done in the past, Georgia is making those trips a little easier this year by bringing back the sales tax holiday today and tomorrow until midnight.

Nick Genese with the Georgia Department of Revenue says you’ll save a buck or two.

“ So this offers parents and students the opportunity to purchase clothing, computer equipment and computers and also school supplies with no sales tax.”

He says it is quite popular and it does help people out who may be struggling financially.

“ It is a benefit to Georgia consumers, some people are still struggling in this economic time and this is just one way to help out those Georgia families.”

A complete detailed list of the items that fall under the tax free category can be downloaded in PDF form by clicking the link under this story.

“The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times,” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden. “The Department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school.”

The Department will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, August 1 through 10 p.m. Saturday, August 2.


Lists of tax free items can be downloaded in PDF for by CLICKING HERE!