ATLANTA — Georgians can count on at least two more years of tax-free shopping holidays for school items and energy-efficient appliances.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed the extension into law after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this year. It designates tax-free weekends for back-to-school shopping Aug. 1 and 2 and for energy-efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliances Oct. 3-5.
Officials estimate the combined two years of tax breaks will cost the state roughly $145 million.
The tax measure Deal signed also includes a sales-tax exemption for Georgia food banks worth an estimated $2.5 million over two years.