Back to school shoppers cash in on tax free holiday
On Friday, for the first time in three years people in Georgia were able to buy back-to-school items free of sales tax.
The tax-free holiday began Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. and will last until midnight Saturday, but some critics say it comes a little late for students that began classes August 1st.
Turner County School 7th grader Zhane Mcrae says if his school began the same time as Houston County Schools, back to school shopping would have been much more costly for him and his mother.
"We would probably have gone (shopping) before we went to school, that way I would have the supplies, then of course we would miss out on the deals, so it would probably be more expensive," Mcrae said.
Retailers say they expect heavy traffic in their stores Saturday. The tax-free holiday is expected to save people in Georgia up to $66 million.