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Sales tax holiday in Georgia this weekend: Back to school savings for 2014

Sales tax holiday in Georgia is coming!  This weekend-save big in stores and online.
Sales tax holiday in Georgia is coming! This weekend-save big in stores and online.jmiltenburg/Getty Images

Are you ready for some tax saving news? According to a report by the AJC and Access Atlanta on July 29, Georgia’s sales tax holiday starts on August 1, 2014. Whether you are looking for back to school savings or not, this is the deal of the year for shoppers all across Georgia. Although this sales tax holiday is well known for anyone returning to school, it can be a huge savings for items such as computers and hardware, uniforms, skates, diapers, and rainwear. Check out the Georgia Department of Revenues’ complete list of exempt and taxable items.

Whether you are on a tight budget or not, everyone loves not paying taxes. Saving big this holiday by not paying sales tax is a must for anyone going back to school. Georgia residents will be out in droves taking advantage of these awesome deals and why not? Georgia’s tax free holiday is the next best sale next to Black Friday.

In support of the sales tax holiday, many Georgia stores will offer big discounts. Many stores that sell computers offer incredible savings on every type of computer imaginable. Walmart not only sells back to school items such as clothing and supplies but computers as well.

Don’t forget smaller discount stores like Dollar General. Dollar stores also tend to have huge back to school savings during the sales tax holiday in Georgia and other states as well. In addition to the tax free savings and the store sales, Dollar General many times will offer $5 off on a $25 purchase. Now that’s an enormous savings when you get all three discounts!

Online savings are included in this weekend’s tax free holiday. Many online stores are competing for business during this tax free frenzy so check out these big discounts as well. If you purchase online and are charged tax, just fill out the sales tax refund claim form from the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Don’t lose out on this weekends’ fantastic back to school sales or sales tax holiday in Georgia. Start the 2014 school year out right with huge savings.