Once again, the state’s twin sales tax holidays will be keyed to back-to-school purchases July 31-Aug. 3 and energy-saving appliances Oct. 2-5.

The “back to school” sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 31, and ends at midnight Sunday, Aug. 3. During the annual “back to school” sales tax holiday, Georgia shoppers will be able to purchase certain clothing items, computers and computer accessories tax-free. 

Georgia’s fourth annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, and continues until midnight on Oct. 5.  During this period, products with the Energy Star designation will be exempt from the state sales and use tax.  WaterSense products will be eligible for the tax free sales tax holiday.