Countdown to tax-free weekend

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping is Friday and Saturday.

Clothes, school supplies and computers, within limits, will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

The holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Saturday.

Clothing and footwear are tax exempt, as long as the cost is $100 or less per item. The sales tax exemption applies to vintage or antique clothing as well as to new clothing, and also includes items such as diapers, uniforms, skates, rainwear, lingerie, neckties, costumes, belts, baby receiving blankets, athletic clothing, athletic pads and supports, hats, gloves, and socks, helmets, and bathing suits, to name a few.

Computers, computer parts and accessories, and software purchased for non-commercial use are also exempt, as long as the cost is $1,000 or less per item. Exempt items include computer microphones, printers and printer cartridges, routers, webcams, cables, computer batteries, blank CDs and DVDs, and the like.

The school supply exemption applies to most school and art supplies with a cost of $20 or less per item. It doesn’t apply to briefcases, envelopes, janitorial supplies, medical supplies, or supplies used for a business.

You can see a detailed list of tax-exempt and non-exempt items at https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/holiday/2014_Sales_Tax_Holiday_Back_to_School.pdf .



More Local

School system monitoring roads for black ice Friday

With cold temperatures sweeping in after rainy weather today, Coweta County students were sent home with a note to parents warning of possib ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Fire department to provide limited EMS

The Coweta County Fire Department will officially take over Coweta’s emergency medical services on May 1, but starting this week, fire ... Read More


African choirs deliver gospel with energy, enthusiasm

“They sing from their hearts.” Joy Barnes was reflecting on children from an African choir who sang in Newnan a few years back. ... Read More


Man arrested for multi-year caster heist

Most people might not know what a caster is, but one Coweta County man spent the last two-and-a-half years stealing more than $200,000 worth ... Read More


School bus involved in 3-vehicle accident

A Coweta County school bus was involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday, and while no students were injured, both drivers in the two o ... Read More

Child porn charges added to case

A man who was arrested last year for a child-related offense received more charges Wednesday after child pornographic content was found on h ... Read More