This Weekend, It’s Tax-Free!

July 30, 2009

Georgia’s Tax-Free Holiday for back-to-school shopping is this weekend, July 30 through August 2, 2009. 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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