This Weekend, It’s Tax-Free!

Georgia’s Tax-Free Holiday for back-to-school shopping is this weekend, August 2-5, 2007. This tax break, which was passed by the General Assembly with my support, exempts purchases of the following items from the usual 7% DeKalb County sales tax:

- Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item, but not accessories such as jewelry, handbags, eyewear, and watches.

- Personal computers and computer accessories totaling $1,500 or less. This includes desktop and laptop computers, personal digital assistants, monitors, printers, other peripheral devices, and non-recreational software.

- School supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item, including pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, bookbags, calculators, dictionaries, children’s books, and books listed on approved school reading lists for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

For more information, please visit the Georgia Department of Revenue’s website.

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