Those looking to purchase certain energy- and water-efficient appliances and products will enjoy a sales tax holiday this weekend in Georgia. Officials with the state Department of Revenue say the sales tax holiday is limited to items that cost no more than $1,500 and include an Energy Star or Water Sense label.
Georgia's sales tax holiday is expected to bring more shoppers to stores this weekend. Customers won't have to pay the sales tax on many back-to-school items. The tax holiday ends at midnight Saturday.
Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.
Georgia back-to-school shoppers won't get any sales tax relief this year, but that's not stopping retailers from trying to entice them with ways to part with their cash. Without some kind of incentive to buy, retailers fear a dip in back-to-school sales. Some retailers are having the holiday anyway and paying the taxes themselves.