Why did Georgia drop the tax-free holiday?
ATLANTA -- For the second year in a row, Georgia shoppers will not enjoy a tax-free holiday.
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Earlier this year, legislators attempted to revive the holiday that began in Georgia in 2002, but the effort failed in less than a week.
Supporters of the holiday promoted it as a way to help families save money while shopping for back-to-school items, and at the same time encouraging spending to help local businesses.
But at least three studies convinced lawmakers to drop the holiday in 2017.
A study by Georgia State University says the state lost between $36 and $50-million each year shoppers enjoyed the brief tax-free period that typically lasted two days.
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