Georgia retailers and shoppers should get ready for the sales tax holiday this weekend. The tax holiday begins on 12:01 A.M. on Friday August 1 and concludes at midnight Saturday August 2.
During the August sales tax holidays, the following items will be exempt:
• Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item.
• Computers, computer components, and pre-written 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
• 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; or cellular telephones.