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Shop Till You Drop…Tax Free This Weekend!

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Think Local! Shop Local!

School is about to start back, vacations are ending, and retailers small and large are pushing “back to school” sales everywhere. Everything from clothing, supplies, electronics, and shoes will be hot commodities for the next few weeks. As with every year, the State of Georgia will make shopping this weekend for those items worth your while. This weekend Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st are Tax Free holidays. We got a good roundup from Douglas County Happenings on the terms of the Tax free holiday who also provides a link to where local businesses can register for shoppers to visit their store during the tax free holiday.


The Georgia Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday – Saturday, July 31st – August 1st, the weekend before students return to schools in Douglas County.

The Georgia Department of Revenue has listed three major categories of items that will be exempt from sales taxes on the two days of the event.

  • Computers – includes computers, computer components, and pre-written software purchased for non-commercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000 or less per item.

o    includes cables, electronic book readers, laptops, tablets, data storage devices, hard drives, keyboards, modems, printer cartridges, printers, zip drives

o    does not include cellular telephones, computer bags, copy machines, digital cameras, projectors, and televisions

  • Clothing – includes footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item

o    does not include clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watch bands

  • School Supplies – includes supplies purchased for non-commercial use with a sales price of $20 or less per item

The complete list of eligible and taxable items is available from the Georgia Department of Revenue web site at www.dor.georgia.gov.

Douglas County encourages residents to shop locally during the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday.  Each dollar spent at a locally owned business will return five times that amount within our community through employees’ wages and purchase of materials and supplies at other businesses.

Since 2008, Douglas County has sponsored a free “Shop Local/Think Local” section on the County web site at www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com where businesses can register free of charge and residents can visit to see what products and services are locally available.  Through the “Shop Local/Think Local” web site directory, businesses and professional services have a direct link to their own web site, a description of their product or service, and a direct e-mail link, if desired.  There is no cost to register or view the information; this is offered as a public service by Douglas County to help our businesses get the word out about what is available in our County, and for residents to easily see what our County has to offer.

Where we shop, where we eat and have fun, where we go to school, where we worship – all of it makes our community home. (Bold emphasis ours!)

Here at the Menu, one of our missions is to support local owned small businesses and local retailers, so as with the county and the city of Douglasville, we also encourage you to “Think Local/Shop Local!”

Thanks again to Wes Tallon for providing us with such great community events and news to share with you here.


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Krystal Horne
Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.