Back-to-school sales tax holiday Aug. 2-4
Jul 20, 2013 | 2751 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama retailers are getting ready for the annual tax free weekend for back-to-school merchandise.

The state will waive its 4 percent sales tax from Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. The Alabama Retail Association reports that a record 274 Alabama cities and counties are waiving their local sales taxes during that weekend.

Items covered by the tax holiday include clothing priced at $100 or less, school supplies costing $50 or less, books that cost $30 or less, and computers and computer equipment selling for $750 or less.

The Retail Association says Alabama is one of 17 states with back-to-school sales tax holidays. Florida and Tennessee are having their holidays the same time as Alabama. Georgia’s tax holiday is the weekend after Alabama’s.