This year's tax holiday for educational materials is from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 10 to midnight on Aug. 11.
Many Georgia school systems will have already started the school year by then, The Telegraph of Macon reported (http://bit.ly/LM9pD1). In Houston County, for instance, students return to school Aug. 1.
The holiday allows shoppers to avoid paying the state tax on clothing items under $100; electronics such as computers and accessories; and general school supplies under $20.
Georgia last held a tax holiday for back-to-school materials from July 31 to Aug. 3 in 2009.
"There are a lot of school supplies drives, and they won't be able to get the benefit (of the tax holiday) either," said state Rep. Nikki Randall, D-Macon.
But state Rep. Robert Dickey, R-Macon, said that with many Georgia school districts starting at different times, there's no perfect date for the tax holiday.