Georgia's 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is Almost Here

Georgia's 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is Almost Here

For the past several years, Georgia has had a sales tax holiday targeted towards making those necessary purchases for the new school year a bit easier on the wallet, and the 2016 holiday is just around the corner.

Eligible purchases made during the sales tax holiday will not be subject to any state-level or local-level sales taxes - the sticker price will be what you pay. As a result, it's a great time to drop by Target, Wal-Mart, or your favorite store to stock up on all sorts of various items that you and your children will need.

This year's holiday will occur on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

The types of items that are eligible for the holiday include:

  • Clothing (including footwear) that cost $100 or less per item (but not clothing accessories, such as handbags, jewelry, or watches).
  • Computers, computer components, and off-the-shelf software to be used for noncommercial home or personal use that cost $1,000 or less per item (but not items such as computer bags, digital cameras, or game consoles).
  • School supplies purchased for noncommercial use that cost $20 or less per item (but not items such as briefcases, medical supplies, or cleaning supplies).

You can find more details and specific examples of eligible and ineligible products on Georgia's official press release for the holiday.


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