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What you can and cannot buy during Georgia's Sales Tax Holiday

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Bargain hunters looking to save money on back to school shopping are eagerly waiting for Georgia's Sales Tax Holiday.

This year's tax-free weekend will be Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2.

Shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on a variety of items costing $100 or less.

Here is a list of some of the tax exempt items. Some items you would expect, but some are a bit surprising:

  • Clothing such as dresses, pants and shirts
  • Footwear, including cleats and spiked shoes
  • Bathing suits
  • Underwear, including corsets and corset laces
  • Costumes
  • Shoe laces
  • Hand muffs
  • Football pads and athletic supporters
  • Formal wear
  • Diapers, for both children and adults

The following are some of the things you still will have to pay taxes on:

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Non-prescription eyewear
  • Baby bibs and crib blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • Watches and watchbands
  • Cufflinks
  • Cosmetics
  • Fanny packs
  • Wigs and hair pieces

Also exempt from taxes for the two days are certain computers and electronics costing $1,000 or less. These include:

  • Printers and printer cartridges
  • Scanners
  • Computer cables and batteries
  • Speakers and microphones
  • Laptop, desktop and tablet computers

Taxes will still be collected on:

  • Cell phones
  • Televisions
  • Copy machines
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer bags and cases for electronic devices

You can find a complete list of what will be taxed and tax-free in the attached PDF.

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