Georgia Tax Free Weekend cancelled, Alabama’s Tax Free Weekend will be here soon though

Georgia Tax Free Weekend cancelled for 2017, but Alabama’s will be here in two weeks.

GA Back-to-School shoppers are out of luck for 2017. GA will not have their annual tax-free shopping holiday this year. The cancelled Georgia Tax Free Weekend was originally scheduled for July 29-30th, but required legislation to be passed for the holiday to happen. 

The GA Tax Free Weekend legislature didn’t pass, at least not in time for this year’s back to school shopping. Contact your senator if this issue is something you would like to be resolved.Georgia Tax Free Weekend cancelled, but Alabama's coming soon

The savings that GA typically get are around 8% on back to school items such as clothing, school supplies and some electronic equipment such as personal computers, up to various limits.

The only option for those trying to get tax-free savings is to visit Alabama during their annual tax-free weekend July 21-23rd. Just make sure that you compare the cost of the drive versus the potential 8% savings.

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday 2017 for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21st, 2017, and ends at midnight Sunday July 23rd, 2017, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s four percent sales or use tax.