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State Sales Tax Holiday Set for Aug. 10-11

For the first time since 2009, Georgia shoppers will not have to pay state and local sales and use taxes on back-to-school items.

School won't be in session long in and schools when parents and caregivers across the state get a sales tax holiday.

Georgia's sales tax holiday on back-to-school items is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.

The last time Georgia had a sales tax holiday was in 2009.

According to the Department of Revenue, sales tax will be suspended on general school supplies with a sales price of less than $20 per item, clothing (including shoes) worth $100 or less, and computers and computer accessories with a sales price of $1,000 or less.

The tax exemption excludes a number of items, such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, cellular devices, furniture, envelopes and more. See the .pdf attached for more details.

The National Retail Federation estimated that parents with school children will spend about $690 on clothes, electronics and school supplies. That is an increase of $85 from last year's average.

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