Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Dates
Georgia offers a sales tax holiday from July 30th to August 2nd in 2009. The Georgia sales tax holiday is worth 4% in savings during this sales tax holiday event. The Georgia sales tax holiday is limited to clothing and footwear which is less than $100, personal computers and computer accessories which are less than $1500 and school supplies which are less than $20.
In addition, Georgia will offer sales tax holiday savings from October 1st to October 4th on energy efficient products and water efficient products.
Sales tax holidays are promoted by some states to encourage people to buy certain products and to help lower the overall costs of these products by waiving the state sales tax. One of the most common of these sales tax holidays is the “Back to School” sales tax holiday. This event usually takes place in late July or early August and allows people to buy a variety of school related items without paying state sales tax.
Another state sales tax holiday that is slowly gaining in popularity is the “energy efficient appliances” sales tax holiday. This event usually takes place in late autumn as people are getting prepared for winter and often is targeted toward EnergyStar or other low energy rated appliances.