This weekend is Alabama’s sales tax-free holiday.
The holiday gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books, diapers and clothing without paying the state’s 4% sales or use tax. The event begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 17, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 19.
All major Wiregrass cities and counties are participating by choosing not to levy their local sales or use taxes for qualifying items, giving shoppers a discount of up to 10% in some places. Some smaller cities and counties have chosen not to participate.
Geneva County is participating in a limited capacity, while continuing to levy its 1% sales and use tax for education.
Here are a few things important to note on prices of tax-exempt items:
» Clothing must be $100 or less per article.
» Single purchase computers, software and school computer supplies must be $750 or less.
» School supplies, art supplies and instructional material must be $50 or less per item.
» Books must be $30 or less each.
A complete list of tax-exempt items can be found here.
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