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August 18, 2002

by Jocelyn Maner

Final numbers aren't in yet, but state leaders say this month's sales tax holiday brought in big bucks.

According to Lt. Governor Mark Taylor, the last two sales tax holidays have brought a large amount of revenue to the state.

He says Georgia has cut property taxes, business taxes, and income taxes this year, and the sales tax holiday is just one more way of helping families save money.

Lt. Governor Mark Taylor says, "The sales tax holiday is an important holiday bcause it's focused on families."

It puts dollars back into families' pockets so that they can spend money on items for their families. "

Georgia also reeped the benefits of Florida buyers crossing the state line to shop. Florida ended its sales tax holiday because of budget cuts.