Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is back under new law

Back to School Tax Free Shopping days: Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd

Back to School Tax Free Shopping days: Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is back for another two years. So is another tax-free holiday weekend for energy efficient appliances.

…school sales tax holiday will stretch from Aug. 1-2. Shoppers won’t have to pay state and local sales tax on clothing, school supplies, shoes, computers and software.

…During the energy efficient holiday, to be held Oct. 2-4, shoppers won’t pay state sales tax on dishwashers, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators and other items with the “Energy Star” designation.”

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6 Responses to Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is back under new law

  1. dsw2contributor says:

    Mr. Thurmond – I hope you take advantage of this sales tax holiday to buy yourself a mobile device to blog with.

    During your address to today’s DCS Leadership Conference, Mr. Thurmond, you complained that bloggers are always trying to bring the system down. (To many present, it looked as if you looked directly at a board-member-elect and directed the complaint at him.)

    Mr. Thurmond, complaining about bloggers who merely publish factual information about what actually happens at board meetings and in DCS schools is not an effective way to deal with “negativity”. Instead, you must deal with negative bloggers by burying their negative content — flood the web with more and more of your positive news about DCS.

    Publish your own blog and you can brag about how greatly you have improved Dekalb County schools — publish your blog posts and submit guest pieces to other blogs, such as Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled” column on the AJC’s website. (Hell, your featured speaker at today’s leadership conference did just that back on April 9th.) Let us know exactly what you are doing to earn your $400,000+ a year in compensation. You should also use your professional network to help spread your positive news about DCS.

    Doing all that would help to drive DSW2 and other negative comments down in search results, where nobody would see them….. and it would make your great news about DCS be at the top of Google.

    Of course, you would have to actually improve the schools first.

  2. Stan Jester says:

    I attributed Mr. Thurmond’s leering at me to my devilish good looks.

  3. @dsw2contributor – we have been saying that for years. The school system should have a blog with updates and information about what’s going on. People should be able to ask questions. It would be a great move toward transparency and good community. So would a forensic audit and posting the check register online. We continue to push for these kinds of things, but instead we are ignored and/or called names. Silly isn’t it?

    Thurmond calling out the blogs does make us suspicious that it is Thurmond himself clicking all the thumbs down!

  4. concerned citizen says:

    Stan, he no doubt finds you “adorable,” or at least “delicious”! That was one long stare with passion exploding! (on his part only, of course) WOW…who would have thought him capable…

  5. howdy1942 says:

    Stan, I haven’t met you personally, but I have met Nancy and trust that she used the same good judgment in selecting you that she so often demonstrated while she was on the school board. {:-)Nancy was and is one sharp lady who was always prepared. Dekalb County could have benefited substantially by having her to lead its school board. So far, I’ve been very impressed with your research and knowledge of what is happening in Dekalb’s schools. I look forward to your service – you have your work cut out for you!

    I would welcome and encourage Mr. Thurmond to establish his own blog or, at a minimum, address the many issues and questions that have been raised on this blog. The people of Dekalb County need to be heard and their questions answered.

  6. Stan Jester says:

    Thank you for the kind words. If I don’t do right by DeKalb’s taxpayers, parents and children, Nancy promises me she’ll run against me in the next election.

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