It’s that time of year again. Summer will come to a close before we know it, and soon the kids will be back in school ready for the academic challenges of the fall semester. Stores are stocking their shelves with school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, paper and backpacks. With the tough economy, there is some relief for Georgia parents. Georgia’s Tax-Free Weekend in 2012 offers two days of tax free back-to-school shopping. The dates are August 10-11, 2012; however, some rules do apply. You know the state couldn’t cut taxes off everything; only the important items are tax exempt.
Clothing and footwear with sales prices of $100 or less per item are tax free. If your little scholar needs new technology to excel this fall, this is a perfect time to purchase a personal computer. A single personal computer and PC related accessories with a sales price of $1,000 or less are also tax free. As a parent, you know your child has a list of items for his or her classroom: glue, glitter, scissors, etc. Not to worry. General school supplies for the classroom or related activities with a sales price of $20 or less per item are all tax free as well. Now buying that extra bottle of hand sanitizer or box of tissues doesn’t seem too bad. Be sure to check your school’s website as some schools have their supply list posted online. Make sure you capitalize on Georgia’s Tax-Free Weekend August 10-11, 2012. Happy shopping!