No Tax Free Weekend in Georgia for 2017

Parents will have to spend a little more money when buying back to school items this year because Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax-free weekend is not going to happen for 2017. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, state lawmakers did not pass legislation this year allowing a sales tax-free weekend. The annual tax-free weekend allowed families and teachers to save money while purchasing school supplies. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the tax-free weekend eliminated more than $70 million in state and local tax revenue. Georgia’s neighboring states are still holding their back-to-school tax-free weekends. Alabama’s tax-free weekend is July 21-23. Florida and South Carolina are both having their tax-free weekend August 4-6, and Tennessee’s tax-free weekend is July 28-30.