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Georgia nixes tax-free holiday

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's sales tax holiday weekend would normally start the end of this month.  Not this year. We won't be having one at all.

Shoppers we spoke to were not happy with the states decision.

According to the AJC, Since 2002 when Georgia started the sales-tax free holiday, it lost $12 million in revenue.

This year consumers will not receive the 4 percent state or 3 percent county tax reduction when they hit the checkout lines.

"It's not good," said parent, Robert Waley. "A lot of people need that break. I know I need it because I have four kids and I need that break."

The Georgia Retail Association believes the state nets about $20 million during the sales tax breaks. That's the second most important after Christmas for many stores.

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