Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School, College Completion Campaign

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Gov. Nathan Deal, along with University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, announced Georgia’s "Go Back. Move Ahead." campaign. The campaign will encourage many of the more than 1 million Georgians who have completed some college to return and finish their degrees.

“In order for Georgia to remain economically competitive, we must have an educated work force, and focusing on college completion is one way we intend to do that,” said Deal. “'Go Back. Move Ahead.' provides resources for prospective students and makes it easy for any Georgian who has started college to go back to school and earn a degree or certificate.”

Go Back. Move Ahead. is a part of Gov. Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, which launched in 2011.

Tax Free Weekend in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina

This year, Alabama will host tax-free weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while Georgia's holidays are just Friday and Saturday.

For Alabama, the tax-free savings applies to the following items: clothing under $100, school supplies under $50, books under $30 and computers/computer equipment under $750.

For Georgia, the savings applies to the following items: clothing and footwear under $100, school supplies under $20 and computers/computer equipment under $1,000.

Exempt items in South Carolina (Click for more details)

Clothing Accessories, including hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags.
School supplies.
Computers,  printers and printer supplies, and computer software.
Bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows and pillow cases.
Some of the more unusual items that fall more unexpectedly under the umbrella of exempt items include baby diapers, adult diapers, aprons, bridal gowns, corsets, costumes, ice skates, and lingerie.

Items that will not be exempt during Tax Free Weekend include:

Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches.
Furniture, including mattress and box springs.
Sale of an item placed on layaway or similar deferred payment.
Rental of clothing or footwear.
Cell phones, smartphone's, digital cameras and music players.
Houseware and cookware.
Sporting equipment like baseball mitts, golf clubs, helmets, hockey mitts, life jackets, etc.
Bathroom supplies like soap, shower curtain rods, toothbrush holders, toilet paper, wastebaskets.

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