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Governor is not promising to extend tax holidays after this year

February 19, 2003
Albany - Last year, the tax holidays helped Georgians save money on clothes, school supplies, and computers.

But it cost state and local governments nearly $21-million.

Governor Sonny Perdue says he wants to hold the tax holidays again this year, but he won't commit to making them permanent.

The co-owner of The Apple Tree in the Albany Mall says the tax-free days boosted their business and helped out parents. She'd hate to see them go.

"It's so expensive starting school, with all the supplies they have to have and uniforms they have to have, that I feel like it really helps," said co-owner Bernice Bryan.

 This year's sales tax holidays will be March 28th and 29th and August first and second.

posted on Feb. 19 at 11:55 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com