Tuesday, July 12, 2005

ST3 Holiday 2005

For the fourth year in a row, the tax man will give Georgians a break for a limited time for certain purchases.

The state's fourth consecutive sales tax holiday starts July 28 and ends at midnight July 31. Georgia shoppers can buy certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without having to pay sales tax.

"Thanks to the tax free holiday, Georgians will find school supplies and other items more affordable," said Gov. Sonny Perdue. "Past experience shows that retail stores will also benefit from an increase in sales, helping local economies to prosper."
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Georgia ended its fiscal 2005 year June 30 with an 8 percent increase in the amount of revenue it collected from various taxes.

Source: 11alive.com
It's back-to-school time again. Check the link in the title of this post for the details on what's exempt and what's not.

On this note, what do you think about sales tax? Is it good or bad? Should a higher, regulated sales tax replace the national income tax? Do you even think about it when you budget or purchase items?

16 Comments:

Blogger Abi said...

i don't think about it heh.

3:51 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger banjodude said...

I'm with Abi on that!

4:39 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger banjodude said...

Kinda hard to see the yella text.

8:43 AM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

got that fixed...how does it look now?
and...what resolution do most of you use? I've got it optimized for 1024x768.

9:19 AM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

looks good.....i approve.

10:01 AM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

i love you!

11:57 AM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

hey! I love you, too!

12:00 PM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger banjodude said...

Much better, dude!

2:17 PM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger banjodude said...

Awwww, how sweet!;)

2:17 PM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

hehe.

2:57 PM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

I'mma go school-supply shopping on the tax-free weekend. Wanna go together?

10:31 AM, July 14, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

yes, pick me pick me!

11:01 AM, July 14, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

...unless, of course, you are in AL again. :(

12:11 PM, July 14, 2005  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

no, I'll be here. don't worry.

12:14 PM, July 14, 2005  
Blogger Abi said...

mmmmmmmhm.

1:11 PM, July 14, 2005  
Anonymous Amy said...

oh, I miss the tax-free holiday! And yes, I think about sales tax. Whether its a good thing or a bad thing I don't know, not enough info to form an opinion on that.

3:25 PM, July 15, 2005  

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