Examples of items exempt from from sales taxes on Aug 10 (item must be $100 or less):
Antique/vintage clothing Aprons, household and shop Athletic clothing (e.g., ski wear, uniforms, tennis apparel) Athletic pads Athletic supporters Baby receiving blankets Baby clothes Bandanas Bathing suits and caps Bathing suit cover-ups Belts and suspenders Belts for weightlifting or back support Blouses Bras Caps and hats Coats and jackets of all types Capes, shawls, and wraps Corsets and corset laces Costumes Coveralls Dresses Diapers, children and adult, including disposable and reusable diapers and diaper covers Ear muffs Football pads Footwear of all types including cleated and spiked shoes Formal wear Garters and garter belts Girdles Gloves and mittens for any purpose Hats and caps Hand muffs Headbands (athletic) Helmets Hosiery Insoles and inserts for shoes Knee pads Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Neckties and bowties Pants Rainwear Robes Scarves Shin guards Shirts Shoe laces Shorts and skorts Skates (ice, roller, roller blades) Skirts Sleepwear Socks Suits Sweaters T-shirts Underwear including long or thermal underwear Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic Vests
Examples of items that do not fall under the sales tax holiday:
Baby bibs Belt buckles sold separately Briefcases Clothing accessories or equipment Clothing that is rented or leased Corsages and boutonnieres Cosmetics Crib blankets Cuff links Diaper bags Eyewear, nonprescription Fanny packs Hair notions including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets Handbags Handkerchiefs Hard hats Jewelry Key cases Life jackets and vests
Georgia residents will be able to stretch their wallets a little further this weekend, as the state will have its first tax-free holiday since 2009 this Friday and Saturday, according to Associated Press reports.
The holiday comes too late for Rockdale County students who started school last week, but parents and students can get a bargain on those last minute school supplies.
WHAT: General school supplies along with clothing and computers will be exempt from the state's sales tax. Exemptions exclude clothing accessories, cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, and general school supplies with a sales price more than $20.
WHEN: The tax-free holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 10 and end on midnight of Aug. 11.
WHERE: Stores carrying school supplies, computers and/or clothing.
WHY: The tax-free holiday in Georgia give parents and students a break on back to school shopping.
FINE PRINT: A clothing item cannot cost more than $100; a sampling of clothing accessories not approved include jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eye-wear, watches and watchbands. Personal computers and personal computer-related accessories cannot have a sales price above $1,000. Example of school items not exempt include: books (except children's books, dictionaries and thesauruses), briefcases, envelopes, janitorial and medical supplies and supplies used in a trade or business.
Georgia has a long list of items approved for the tax holiday weekend.