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Gov. Deal signs bill extending tax-free holiday weekends

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

With the signing of House Bill 958, Governor Nathan Deal approved legislation extending the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for another two years.

The two-day back-to-school holiday takes place this year on August 1st and 2nd, and is expected to save Georgians up to $143 million over the two year period.

The energy efficient household appliance tax holiday takes place this year on Oct. 3rd-5th, and is expected to save taxpayers $2.6 million.

In addition, HB 958 extends the tax credit for video game production companies and provides an extension of the project of regional significance sales tax exemption.

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