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Shop sales tax free this weekend

LAWRENCEVILLE — Even though Gwinnett kids are already hitting the books this school year, if they still need a new lunch box, fall clothes or even a computer, parents can get a break with the annual sales tax holiday this weekend.

Many stores are offering special sales Friday and Saturday, along with the suspension of the sales tax on school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

To make shopping easier, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended lane closures within five miles of a hopping mall or major shopping district. The suspension applies to all interstates and major state routes beginning 8 a.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Saturday.

“The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times,” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden. “The department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school.”

More information concerning the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday and tax exempt items can be found on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s website under Sales Tax at: https://etax.dor.ga.gov/hottopics.aspx.