MONTGOMERY – It’s almost time to make back-to-school shopping plans, especially if you want to get the most bang for your buck.
Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is set for July 19-21. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, until midnight, Sunday, July 21, the state waives its four-percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 300 cities and counties including the City of Eutaw and Greene County, will waive their local taxes as well.
Exempt items include:
Clothing priced at $100 or less per article of clothing; school supplies valued at $50 or less per item; books that cost $30 or less per book; and tablets, laptops, computers and printers with a selling price of $750 or less.
- Learn more at alabamaretail.org/alabamasalestaxholidays
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StacheSomeSupplies and #ShopAlabama
In conjunction with the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, the Alabama Retail Association is encouraging Alabamians to #StacheSomeSupplies. Because the tax holiday is only one weekend a year, families should consider purchasing items required for later in the year and stashing them until needed. Art supplies, computer paper and diapers are examples of items that will be exempt from taxes during the tax holiday but are used year-round.
You can be part of our social media promotion by using our #StacheSomeSupplies hashtag, showing us how you’re taking advantage of the tax savings. In addition, Alabama Retail will continue its campaign reminding shoppers to buy from local retailers with our #ShopAlabama initiative.
Look for content on our Facebook page and on Instagram at @ShopAlabama.