Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Monday that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday for two more years.
It will also extend the appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years on certain energy-efficient products.
The bill was signed during visits to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Food Bank.
During the two-year period, the two-day back-to-school holiday, taking place this year on Aug. 1-2, will save Georgians an estimated $143 million, and the energy efficient household appliance tax holiday, taking place on Oct. 3-5, will save taxpayers roughly $2.6 million.
The bill also provides a new sales tax exemption for Georgias food banks, an initiative that will help sustain charitable service across the state, saving an estimated $2.5 million over two years.