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Tax-free holidays approaching

Selina Iglesias

Greene Publishing, Inc.

Georgia's back-to-school sales tax holiday is approaching. Consumers better move fast since Georgia's tax holiday only takes place for two days: Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Clothing and footwear with a sale price of $100 or less per item; non-commercial purchases of $1,000 or less on computers, computer components and pre-written software; and purchases of school supplies up to $20 per item are all tax exempt.

Florida shoppers will be able to enjoy a three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7- a perfect time for Madison County, since school will begin on Wednesday, August 10. Parents will get the opportunity to save money and won't pay sales tax on clothes worth $60 or less and on school supplies worth $15 or less. Shoes are also eligible for tax exemption, so long as they cost $60 or less per pair.

However, this holiday does not apply to any item of clothing selling for more than $60, any school supply item selling for more than $15, books that are not otherwise exempt, personal computers and computer accessories, rentals or leases or repairs or alterations.

To view a full list of all of the tax exempt items for Florida, visit  www.free.taxweekend.com. To view a full list of all tax exempt items in Georgia, visit www.dor.georgia.gov.

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