Back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday
The state of Alabama will celebrate back-to-school season with its 18th annual sales tax holiday beginning Friday.
State and most local sales taxes in participating municipalities will be waived from Friday until midnight Sunday on computers, books, school supplies and clothing.
“Tax-free weekend is a tremendous help for parents, students and teachers,” Hartselle High School teacher Emily Reeves said. “I teach students from a variety of economic backgrounds, but tax-free weekend benefits them all. It’s fine for the small stuff (especially since all of that adds up), but it’s great for more expensive items – graphing calculators, shoes and clothes.”
“It helps lift burdens for families and perhaps enables them to buy some items they normally wouldn’t be able to. As for me, I was a single mom with only my teacher income for many years. As an avid budgeter always having to count every penny, it really made a difference and gave me a better opportunity of providing for my daughter more efficiently,” she added.
Hartselle, Falkville and Morgan County are participating in the tax-free weekend. The City of Priceville opted not to participate in the holiday this year.
All clothing $100 or less (per item), school supplies $50 or less (per item), computers/computer equipment $750 or less (per item), and any book $30 or less (per item) will be eligible for the savings holiday. A full list of all items that are eligible for the holiday can be found here.
Retailers such as Staples, Office Depot, Books-A-Million, Target, Electronic Express, American Eagle, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, Ross, Dollar General, Belk, Walmart and Shoe Carnival will be participating in the holiday.