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Sales Tax Hidden Advantage

Did you know that many states have tax free days for purchasing school supplies?

This is not just for things like pencils and notebooks, but also jeans, graphics calculators and computers.

And here’s the hidden advantage … You don’t have to buy these things for school. Even we folks with no kids in school can get in on the game. If you are in need of a new computer or a pair of new sketchers, this weekend may be the time to get them.

Here are the things you can purchase and save the taxes in Georgia …

(July 30th – July 31st, 2016) Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2016 Items List, Rules and Limits
Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

  • Clothing and Footwear < $100: Clothing and footwear, no sales tax unless item is over $100. 
  • Computers and Computer related items < $1000: Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a price $1,000 or less. 
  • School supplies > $20: School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use costing $20 or less.

 

Find out if your state gives you a sales tax holiday. Here’s a list of all the states that have a tax free day. Click here and take action! This list will also tell you dates for other tax free advantages later in the year such as Energy Star products, such as a window air conditioner, and hurricane preparedness kits.

It’s always wise to to check for these days especially on these big ticket items because you could save a nice amount. For instance, say you need to buy a new computer.41ffpihfhvl-_sx450_

I love my HP Envy laptop. It rings up around $700-$1000. Purchase it during tax free days and save around $50-$70 in taxes!

So, check the list and plan a shopping day. If you live in Georgia, …

Wanna go shopping with me?

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