Georgia will not have a sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers this year, but most neighboring states will forgo sales taxes on select items for a weekend. That combination could send some Georgia shoppers, especially those who live close to a state line, out of state for many purchases.

Sales tax rates in Georgia range from 6 percent to 8.9 percent, with most counties charging 7 or 8 percent. Shoppers who live near the state line, and have a store just into the neighboring state, it could add up to real savings. For shoppers who live far from the state line, the cost in travel and time can really reduce any savings. 

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