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Sales tax holiday begins

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.

 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 http://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/holiday/2009/index.aspx 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 taxpayer.services@dor.ga.gov.