What is tax free?
During the sales tax holiday period, a sales tax exemption applies to purchases of tangible personal property in the following categories:
Articles of Clothing. The exemption applies to articles of clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. Clothing accessories such as handbags, umbrellas, cuff links, handkerchiefs, jewelry, key cases, wallets, watches and watch bands, and ponytail holders and/or similar hair products are not exempt. See lists of exempt items.
Personal Computers. A single purchase of $1,500 or less of personal computers and/or related accessories is exempt. If the single purchase exceeds $1,500, the entire transaction is taxable. See list of exempt items.
General School Supplies. The exemption applies to the purchase of general school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item. See list of exempt items.
All school supplies, computers and computer accessories, clothing items and footwear will be tax free for your back to school savings.
The tax exemption will be for both state and local taxes during this time. Items that are excluded from the tax free exemption are items that are rented, leased, purchased by businesses, or purchased for resale. The tax free holiday also does not consider items bought from theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels, restaurants, and airports to be tax free.
For more information about the tax free holiday and for a list of the items that are exempt visit the Georgia Department of Revenue Web site https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/holiday/2009/index.aspx or they can be reached by phone at (404) 417-6601.