Central Georgia shoppers hit the stores Friday morning as the state's first tax-free holiday in three years got under way.
This Friday and Saturday, Georgia will offer tax free back-to-school shopping for clothes, computers, school supplies and more.
"It can be a huge savings depending on how much money you're spending. If you are looking at items that are under $1,000, saving a 7% sales tax can roughly give you $70 on every $1000," says Brandon Jones, a manager at Target in Warner Robins.
From crayons to backpacks, the smaller ticket items that are less than $20 will be tax exempt.
"Shoes, cardigan , jackets things of that nature everything that you would need for your child for school, as long as that item is under $100, it will be tax exempt," says Jones.
Beginning at 12:01am Friday and concluding at midnight Saturday, you may purchase designated items without paying sales tax.
The following items qualify for tax-exempt status:
- Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item.
- A single purchase of electronics, costing $1,000 or less, of personal computers and related accessories.
- General school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a cost of $20 or less per item.
The following items are NOT included in the sales tax holiday:
- Clothing accessories, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals.
Purchases made in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports do not qualify.