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07/24/03

Georgia Tax-Free Weekend Coming

Parents in Georgia are getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping for their kids. Next week is the Peach State's tax free weekend, and stores are getting ready for the mad rush. This year's tax holiday is a little different than last year, though. Instead of being four days spread out, you'll have four consecutive days, from July 31 through August 3, when you can buy school supplies, clothes, and even electronics without taxes.

"It's been huge in the past," said Tracy Hodge of the Savannah Mall. "The stores actually get similar holiday sales for tax-free shopping, and when you add on Bass Pro Shop's opening, it's going to be very exciting out here."

For clothes, each item has to be valued under $100 to avoid the sales tax. Electronics have to be under $1,500. And school supplies have to be under $20. Again, the tax-free weekend starts on July 31 and ends at midnight on August 3.

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com

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