Sales tax holiday begins

Published 11:54 am Thursday, July 30, 2009

Georgia law provides for a sales tax exemption from both state and local sales taxes for certain items purchased today, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 2.

During the sales tax holiday period, a sales tax exemption applies to the following items:

 Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. Clothing accessories such as handbags, umbrellas, cuff links, handkerchiefs, jewelry, key cases, wallets, watches and watch bands, and ponytail holders and/or similar hair products are not exempt.

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 A single purchase of $1,500 or less of personal computers and/or related accessories is exempt. If the single purchase exceeds $1,500, the entire transaction is taxable.

 General school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item.

The exemptions are limited to items being purchased for individual use.

To view lists of exempt and taxable items, or to get more information, visit online.

Interested persons may also call the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Services Division at (404) 417-6601, the Department of Revenue’s Albany Regional Office at (229) 430-4241 or e-mail