The Georgia Sales Tax Holiday will take place over a period of 48 hours on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1. This is just in time for the start of the school year in many metro Atlanta counties including Cherokee County. With the sales tax rate ranging from county to county, the total savings will vary. Regardless, it is important to plan ahead in an effort to take full advantage of this once a year opportunity.
Taxable and Tax Free Items
Before hitting the stores on Friday or Saturday, take a close look at what items are eligible for tax free status. Many back to school items such as school supplies, clothing, and shoes are included. However, there are plenty of items that are not included on the list. The Department of Revenue offers a helpful guide to assist in determining which items are taxable and which items qualify as tax free.
Compare and Save
Some retail establishments have been preparing for the upcoming tax free holiday with special advertisements and sales. Taking the time to compare fliers, online sales, and electronic newsletter specials may lead to additional savings.
As one of only 16 states with a tax free holiday, Georgia is sure to be a busy place around shopping centers on Friday the 31st and Saturday the 1st. What are your tips and tricks for making the tax free holiday weekend a success?