Georgia tax free weekend starts Saturday


ATLANTA, Ga — Tax free weekend starts Saturday, July 30 as kids get ready to go back to school and moms and dads pull out their wallets for supplies.

Georgia’s back to school sales tax holiday will be from July 30 – 31 this year.

Shoppers are reminded the savings don’t apply to all purchases. The tax free discount only applies to certain purchases $100 or less.

News 3’s sister station CBS46 made the list below of what applies and what doesn’t before you head to the stores.

Tax exempt items include:

  • Clothing such as dresses, pants and shirts
  • Footwear, including cleats and spiked shoes
  • Bathing suits
  • Underwear, including corsets and corset laces
  • Costumes
  • Shoe laces
  • Hand muffs
  • Football pads and athletic supporters
  • Formal wear
  • Diapers, for both children and adults

The following are some of the things you still will have to pay taxes on:

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Non-prescription eyewear
  • Baby bibs and crib blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • Watches and watchbands
  • Cufflinks
  • Cosmetics
  • Fanny packs
  • Wigs and hair pieces

Also exempt from taxes for the two days are certain computers and electronics costing $1,000 or less. These include:

  • Printers and printer cartridges
  • Scanners
  • Computer cables and batteries
  • Speakers and microphones
  • Laptop, desktop and tablet computers

Taxes will still be collected on:

  • Cell phones
  • Televisions
  • Copy machines
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer bags and cases for electronic devices

Check back with News 3 as reporter Brennan Reh talks to the Better Business Bureau to as what they expect for the money saving weekend.

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