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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

In less than one month Georgians can shop sales tax free.

The day is used mostly for spending on school items, but the tax holiday comes after many schools begin the new year.

On August 9th and 10th businesses won't charge sales tax on clothes, shoes, school supplies, and computers.

But there are limits. A pair of shoes and an item of clothing can't cost more than $100.

School supplies can't cost more than 20 dollars per item, and there's a $1,000 limit on computers and accessories.

The sales tax holiday started in Georgia more than a decade ago. There were no sales tax holidays in 2009, 2010 and 2011, when state officials said they couldn't afford it.

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