Posted: Monday, April 14th 2014 at 2:38pm
Deal signs law extending tax-free shopping holidays
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Georgians can count on at least two more years of tax-free shopping holidays for school items and energy-efficient appliances.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed the extension into law after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this year. It designates tax-free weekends for back-to-school shopping Aug. 1 and 2 and for energy-efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliances Oct. 3-5.
Officials estimate the combined two years of tax breaks will cost the state roughly $145 million.
The tax measure Deal signed also includes a sales-tax exemption for Georgia food banks worth an estimated $2.5 million over two years
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.