2017 Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Dates and Information

Back-to-School Savings Through Georgia's Sales Tax Holiday

The 2017 Georgia's sales tax holiday applies to certain clothing, school supplies, books and computers. 2012 marked the first year Georgia offered a sales tax holiday after missing three years. The state now offers two sales tax holidays -- one right before school begins for school-related items, such as clothes and school supplies, and one in October for energy- and water-efficient products, including air conditioners and Energy Star appliances. Find the 2017 Georgia sales tax holiday dates...MORE and eligible items below.

Neighboring states Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee also hold sales tax holidays with their own guidelines and eligible items for back-to-school savings. Keep an eye on neighboring state Florida for sales tax holiday dates and information. Some years Florida has sales tax holidays and some years the state doesn't. But when the state does hold sales tax holidays, the tax free period generally lasts for 10 days.

  • 01 of 07

    Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Dates for 2017

    A picture of a store's school supplies
    Save big money on school supplies when you buy during Georgia's sales tax holiday. Photo © Joe Scarnici / Getty Images

    July 29 - July 30, 2017

  • 02 of 07

    Clothing Exempt from the 2017 Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Each article of clothing and footwear $100 or less is exempt from sales tax. Items eligible are:

    • Baby Clothes
    • Bandannas
    • Bathing Suits
    • Belts and Belt Buckles
    • Blouses
    • Boots
    • Caps and Hats
    • Cleated and Spiked Footwear
    • Coats
    • Coveralls
    • Diapers (cloth and disposable, adult and baby)
    • Dresses
    • Formal Clothing
    • Gloves and Mittens
    • Graduation Caps and Gowns (not rented)
    • Helmets
    • Hosiery and Tights
    • Jackets
    • Jeans
    • Jogging Suits
    • Jumpers
    • Leg Warmers
    • Leotards and Tights
    • Overshoes and Rubber Shoes
    • Pants
    • Raincoats and Ponchos
    • Shawls and Wraps
    • Shir...MOREts
    • Shoes and Laces
    • Shorts
    • Skirts
    • Socks
    • Sleepwear
    • Suits
    • Sweaters
    • T-Shirts
    • Ties
    • Undergarments
    • Uniforms
  • 03 of 07

    School Supplies Exempt from Georgia Sales Tax

    School supply limits are $20 per item. Some of the items you can buy without having to pay sales tax during the tax free weekend include:

    • Appointment Books
    • Backpacks
    • Book Bags
    • Book Covers
    • Book Markers
    • Calculators
    • CD/DVD/Floppy Disks (blank)
    • Chalk and Erasers
    • Clipboards
    • Compass
    • Composition Books
    • Computer Supplies
    • Construction Paper
    • Crayon Box
    • Crayons
    • Daily Planners
    • Dictionaries
    • Dividers
    • Duffel Bags
    • Easel Pads
    • Erasers
    • File Jackets
    • Flash Cards
    • Folders
    • Glue
    • Graph Paper
    • Highlighters
    • Index Cards
    • Ink
    • Ink Cartridges
    • Labels
    • Loose-leaf...MORE Binders
    • Lunch Boxes
    • Markers
    • Memo Books
    • Notebooks
    • Organizers
    • Paper (notebook, printer or pads)
    • Paper Clips
    • Paste
    • Pencil Box
    • Pencil Erasers
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Pencils and Pens
    • Portfolios
    • Poster Board
    • Protractors
    • Rubber Bands
    • Rulers
    • Scissors
    • Sheet Protectors
    • Staplers
    • Sticky Notes
    • Tape
    • Thesauruses
    • Whiteout
  • 04 of 07

    Books Exempt from Sales Tax

    Books must be $20 or less and be intended for children in order to be exempt from tax. Titles that generally qualify are:

    • Books for children from infancy through 12th grade written for learning purposes
    • Most books found in the children's section of the bookstore
    • Books on a school's official reading list
    • Books on a school's summer reading program
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  • 05 of 07

    Computers Exempt from Sales Tax

    Personal computers and accessories $1,500 and under are free from sales tax during the tax free weekend, including:

    • Batteries (computer only)
    • Car Adapter for Laptop
    • CD/DVD/Floppy Disks (blank)
    • Computer Cables
    • Disk Drives
    • Computer Supplies
    • CPUs
    • Database Software
    • Docking Station
    • Hard Drive
    • Keyboard
    • Memory
    • Microphone
    • Modems
    • Monitors
    • Motherboard
    • Mouse
    • Personal Digital Assistant Devices (not part of a cell phone)
    • Port Replicators
    • Printer Cartridges
    • Printers (including "all-in-one" models)
    • Router
    • Scanners
    • Screen...MORE Projectors (monitor type)
    • Software (non-recreational)
    • Speakers (computer)
    • Storage Devices
    • USB Memory Devices (computer only)
    • Web Camera
    • Zip Drives
  • 06 of 07

    Taxable Items

    Clothing accessories, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, watchbands and similar items are taxable. Newspapers, magazines, textbooks, self-help and parenting books do not qualify. Georgia's Department of Revenue has published a full list of items on its websites that do not qualify for the tax exemption.

  • 07 of 07

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