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July 30 - With the school year quickly approaching, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the “back to school” sales tax holiday weekend will be August 10-11. This will be the first holiday of its type since 2009, when it was last instituted by the General Assembly.

 “It is an excellent opportunity for parents to save money on basic necessities when getting their children ready for the coming school year” said Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie.

Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be exempt of sales tax, along with personal computers and computer related accessories with a purchase price of $1, 000 or less. 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 free of the sales tax.

More information concerning the sales tax holiday and tax exempt items can be found of the Georgia Department of Revenue website at: