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03 February 2011

Georgia Lawmakers Want To Bring Back Sales Tax Holiday

Wednesday, a group of state representatives led by Valdosta Republican Ellis Black introduced a bill to bring back the sales tax holiday on certain back-to-school supplies.

House Bill 136, if passed, would give Georgians the weekend of July 28th to purchase some items tax free.

Pointing to the sluggish economy as well as Georgia's large budget deficit, state legislators did not renew the sales tax holiday in 2010 [Cash and Ramos (2010-7-12). Back-to-school tax break expelled. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on 2011-2-3.].

Prior to 2010, Georgians had eight uninterrupted years where they could buy certain back-to-school supplies like clothes, shoes, pencils, paper or computers without paying sales taxes.

H.B. 136 now sits in the House Ways & Means Committee.

[c/p @ Georgia Legislative Watch]