Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend

image by flickr user rwp-roger

image by flickr user rwp-roger

Classes don’t start until August 18, but it’s not too soon to be thinking about books, clothes, and school supplies. Like many other states, Georgia offers a “sales tax holiday” before the start of school each Fall. This year’s sales holiday is this Friday and Saturday, August 1 & 2.

Per Title 48 of the OCGA, the following items are exempt from sales tax during the holiday:

  • “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.”

What does that mean for you as a law student? Well, for starters, this is a great time to stock up on multiple colors of highlighters, get ready to suit up for OCI, and decide on your preferred tech for note-taking. And besides, every penny you save now is one you don’t have to pay back on your student loans later, right?

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