The annual tax free weekend for back-to-school shopping is this weekend, July 31-Aug 1. Families can save on school supplies, clothes and technology for the upcoming year.

As part of the holiday, shoppers don’t have to pay sales tax on back-to-school items including clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less, computers and accessories $1,000 or less, and school supplies less than $20 per item. Families with school-age children spend an average $634.78 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics to get ready for the school year, according to a media release from the Georgia Retail Association (GRA).

“We’re excited to have the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday, and are looking forward to seeing the more than 120,000 Georgia retailers full of families and students taking advantage of this opportunity to save money,” said GRA President/CEO Rick McAllister. “Georgia retailers are offering great deals on supplies for students to ensure they’re prepared for the school year.”

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.