July 11-- With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the “back to school” sales tax holiday will be August 9-10, 2013.

“The 2013 sales tax holiday represents an excellent opportunity for parents to save money on basic necessities when getting their children ready for the upcoming school year in Georgia,” said DOR Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie. 

Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax, along with single purchases of $1,000 or less of personal computers and computer-related accessories. Also, general school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a sales price of $20 or less per item are exempt from sales tax.

More information concerning the 2013 sales tax holiday and tax exempt items can be found on the Department’s website here under Sales Tax:  https://etax.dor.ga.gov/hottopics.aspx