No back-to-school tax-free weekend for Georgia this year

Updated: Jun. 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM EDT
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(WALB) - Parents will have to spend a little more money when buying back to school items this year because Georgia's back-to-school sales tax-free weekend is not happening.

According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, state lawmakers did not pass legislation this year allowing a sales tax-free weekend.

The annual tax-free weekend allowed families and teachers to save money while purchasing school supplies.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the tax-free weekend eliminated more than $70 million in state and local tax revenue.

Georgia's neighboring states are still holding their back-to-school tax-free weekends. Alabama's tax-free weekend is July 21-23. Florida and South Carolina are both having their tax-free weekend August 4-6, and Tennessee's tax-free weekend is July 28-30.

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