First of Two Georgia Sales Tax Holidays starts July 31

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Approaches

Georgians awaiting a sales tax holiday for savings on school supplies, computers or software or even clothing, can begin to set their clocks, as the next holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on July 31. It will conclude at midnight on August 1. 

The July/August sales tax holiday provides exemption from sales tax on the following items:

  • Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item;
  • Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less per item
  • School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

The exemption does not apply to: 

  • Cell phones
  • Belt buckles sold separately; costume masks sold separately; patches and emblems sold separately; sewing equipment and supplies, including but not limited to knitting needles, patterns, pins, scissors, sewing machines, sewing needles, tape measures, and thimbles; 
  • sewing materials that become part of clothing, including but not limited to buttons, fabric, lace, thread, yarn, and zippers; 
  • clothing accessories or equipment;

The October sales tax holiday, which runs from October 2 until midnight on October 4, 2015 exempts the following items from sales tax. They must be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

  • Energy Star Qualified Products with a sales price of $1,500.00 or less per item; 
  • WaterSense Products with a sales price of $1,500.00 or less per item. 

The October exemption does not apply to Energy Star Qualified Products or WaterSense Products purchased for trade, business, or resale.

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