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Georgia Sales Tax Holidays for 2014 and 2015

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Georgia Sales Tax Holiday for Clothing, Computers, and School Supplies August 1, 2014 through August 2, 2014 and July 31, 2015 through August 1, 2015

During these 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 prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less per item; and
• 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:

• 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”

Energy Efficient Products and Water Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday
October 3, 2014 through October 5, 2014 and October 2, 2015 through October 4, 2015

During these sales tax holidays, the following items will be exempt:

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

“The exemption does not apply to:

• Energy Star Qualified Products or WaterSense Products purchased for trade, business, or resale.”

For additional information as to what qualifies as “Energy Star” and “WaterSense” or any other questions pertaining to the sales tax holidays, you may contact the Taxpayer Services Division at 1-877-423-6711.

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