Several readers have written me, asking if I had any information regarding a Sales Tax Holiday for 2008. I did not have any new information to share, however, until today.
Prompted by a comment and a request on an earlier sales tax post, this morning I contacted Charles Willey of the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Public Information office and asked for any information about tax holidays in 2008. I was very pleasantly surprised to receive an initial response within 8 minutes of hitting the “send” key.
Basically, the reason that there has been no information is that the state legislature has not yet passed a bill this legislative session authorizing a sales tax holiday.
Later this morning, I received additional information from Mr. Charles Willey, Public Information Officer for the DOR.
House Bill 948 has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly to provide a sales tax holiday; however, the bill has not been adopted at this time. This legislation allows for a general sales tax holiday from July 31, 2008 – August 3, 2008. It provides a sales tax holiday for energy efficient products on October 2 – 5, 2008. You may view House Bill 948 at http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb948.pdf.
Thank you, Mr. Willey, for your quick and timely follow-up. This Georgia citizen greatly appreciates your efforts on our behalf!
UPDATE: Please visit this post from July 18, 2008 for the most up-to-date information.