GA Department of Revenue confirms no tax-free weekend in GA this year

School Supplies
Posted at 8:20 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 04:24:02-04

GEORGIA (WTOC) - Important news for parents preparing for back-to-school shopping, there will be no tax-free weekend this year in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Revenue confirmed to WTOC that legislation was not passed this year by the Georgia Legislature to allow a tax-free shopping weekend.

A tax-free weekend will still be held in South Carolina this year. The dates are Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6.

The tax-free savings apply to the following items:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
  • Footwear
  • School supplies (such as bookbags.)
  • Computers
  • Computer equipment (such as printers.)

The tax-free savings do not apply to:

  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Furniture
  • Items placed on layaway.

To find tax-free weekend dates for other states, click here.

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