Retailers, Shoppers Await Weekend's Sales Tax Holiday
At the stroke of midnight Friday, Georgia will host its first Sales Tax Holiday in three years and associates at Best Buy are preparing for a big rush.
"A lot of people coming in, even as early as 12 a.m. going to 2 a.m., there is going to be those lines setting up," said associate Edward Ruffin.
The store and it's associates have already taken action into getting as much hot items on the floor as possible and expecting some items sell to sell better than others.
"They're looking for all those computers they can get for their kids, whether it will be middle school, high school or college," said Ruffin. "Any computers, anything $999 and below, it's good for the tax free."
Computers certainly will be a hot item, but there's one particular computer everyone wants.
"Those Mac-Books, Mac-Books you know, Apple, they are pretty expensive," said Ruffin.
If you had hopes of getting your hands on an Apple computer this weekend you may have to just settle for the 64GB hard drive Mac-Book Air, it's the only computer that Apple offers for less than $1000.
"They're going to come and be like, 'Yeah, I can finally get a Mac-Book, save some money on it'," said Ruffin. "And I'm going to be that guy that's like, 'I'm sorry man, I'm sorry to break your day and make you all sad but you can't get that tax off of that'."
As said all items are not eligible for tax exemption. For instance all school supplies must be less than $20. With a $20 limit on school supplies, finding a backpack may be the hardest thing for a parent to find that will be eligible for tax exemption, but there are options.
Other exceptions are that computers must have a sales price of $1,000 or less excluding items like cellular devices, furniture, and televisions. All clothing including footwear must have a sales price of $100 or less per item excluding items such as jewelry, handbags, and eye-wear.
For a complete list of what items qualified for tax exemptions, you can visit the Georgia Department of Revenues website at the following link, https://etax.dor.ga.gov/pressrel/7-3-12__Georgia_2012_Sales_Tax_Holiday.pdf