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Georgia 2016 Sales Tax Holiday Proposed


 Georgia considering two sales tax holidays in 2016.

Update 3.21.16: Governor Nathan Deal "applauds the passage of tax-relief legislation" HB 951, saying "Consumers across the state will benefit from the passage of this legislation."

The Georgia House has approved legislation seeking to create two sales tax holidays and an exemption for admissions to certain sporting events.

House Bill 951 would create:

  • A sales and use tax-free period for “eligible property” from July 30, 2016 through July 31, 2016.
  • A sales and use tax-free period for qualifying Energy Star or WaterSense products from September 30, 2016 through October 2, 2016.
  • A sales and use tax exemption for sales of admissions to nonrecurring major sporting events that are expected to generate over $50 million in the host locality.

The bill is now under consideration in the Senate. If approved, it could help Georgia secure a future Super Bowl.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.