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Resource Guide: 2013 Sales Tax Holiday Fact Sheet

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2013 sales tax holiday fact sheet, provided by the Georgia Department of Revenue: etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/holiday

Clothing
During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt: Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

Examples of exempt items: 

  • Antique/vintage clothing
  • Aprons, household and shop
  • Athletic clothing (e.g., ski wear, uniforms, tennis apparel)
  • Athletic pads
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Baby clothes
  • Bandanas
  • Bathing suits and caps
  • Bathing suit cover-ups
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Belts for weightlifting or back support
  • Blouses 
  • Bras
  • Caps and hats
  • Coats and jackets of all types
  • Capes, shawls, and wraps
  • Corsets and corset laces
  • Costumes
  • Coveralls
  • Dresses
  • Diapers, children and adult, including disposable and
    reusable diapers and diaper covers
  • Ear muffs
  • Football pads
  • Footwear of all types including cleated and spiked shoes
  • Formal wear
  • Garters and garter belts
  • Girdles
  • Gloves and mittens for any purpose
  • Hats and caps
  • Hand muffs
  • Headbands (athletic)
  • Helmets
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles and inserts for shoes
  • Knee pads
  • Lab coats
  • Leg warmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Lingerie 
  • Neckties and bowties
  • Pants
  • Rainwear
  • Robes
  • Scarves
  • Shin guards
  • Shirts
  • Shoe laces
  • Shorts and skorts
  • Skates (ice, roller, roller blades)
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Socks
  • Suits
  • Sweaters
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear including long or thermal underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and nonathletic
  • Vests

Examples of taxable items:

  • Baby bibs
  • Belt buckles sold separately
  • Briefcases
  • Clothing accessories or equipment
  • Clothing that is rented or leased
  • Corsages and boutonnieres
  • Cosmetics
  • Crib blankets
  • Cuff links
  • Diaper bags
  • Eyewear, nonprescription
  • Fanny packs
  • Hair notions including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets
  • Handbags
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Hard hats
  • Jewelry
  • Key cases
  • Life jackets and vests

Computers
During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less, of personal computers and personal computer-related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture, and computer-related accessories designed for recreational use.

Examples of exempt items:

  • Batteries (designed for a computer)
  • Cables (computer)
  • Car adaptors for laptops
  • Central processing units
  • Compact disk drives
  • Computers including electronic book readers and laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, and tower computers, consisting of a central processing unit, random access memory, and a storage drive
  • Data storage devices (e.g.,DVDs, CDs, flash drives, diskettes, memory cards) (excluding those designed for use in digital cameras or other taxable items)
  • Docking stations (designed for a
    computer)
  • Hard drives (computer)
  • Keyboards(computer)
  • Memory
  • Microphones
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Motherboard
  • Mouses
  • Nonrecreational software (e.g., antivirus, word processing,
    financial, database, educational)
  • Personal digital assistant devices (except cellular telephones)
  • Port replicators
  • Printer cartridges
  • Printers (including "all-in-one"models)
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Speakers (computer)
  • Web cameras
  • Zip drives

Examples of taxable items:

  • Batteries (regular)
  • Cases for electronic devices
  • CDs/DVDs (music, voice or prerecorded item)
  • Cellular telephones
  • Computer bags
  • Computers for recreation (games and toys)
  • Copy machines 
  • Digital cameras
  • Games and gaming software
  • Game controllers (e.g., joy sticks)
  • Game systems and consoles
  • MP3 Players or accessories
  • Projectors
  • Rented computers or computer accessories
  • Surge protectors
  • Televisions

School Supplies
During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:General school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

Examples of exempt items:

  • Appointment books
  • Book bags, including backpackstyle bags
  • Book covers
  • Bookmarks
  • Calculators
  • Chalk
  • Children's books
  • Clipboards
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Correction fluid
  • Crayons
  • Daily planners and agendas
  • Dictionaries
  • Dividers
  • Erasers, chalkboard and pencil
  • File jackets
  • Flash cards
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Ink
  • Ink cartridges
  • Labels
  • Loose-leaf binders
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks and memo books
  • Organizers 
  • Paper (e.g., notebook, construction, printer, graph, easel
    pads)
  • Paper clips
  • Paste
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil lead
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Portfolios
  • Protractors
  • Rubber bands
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Sheet protectors
  • Staplers and staples
  • Sticky notes
  • Tape and tape refills
  • Thesauruses

Examples of taxable items:

  • Books (except children's books, dictionaries and thesauruses)
  • Briefcases
  • Envelopes
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Medical Supplies
  • Supplies used in a trade or
    business

Exemptions do not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

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