Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-To-School is This Weekend

It's that time of year again in the sunny south when the temperature hovers around 100 degrees daily and the humidity almost feels like a steam shower.  Oh yeah, it's also time for kids to return to school in Alabama.  Hard to believe, but many school systems begin their school year in the next week.  For that reason, Alabama's now annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for this coming weekend, August 5-7.

As part of the holiday, state sales taxes, and the sales taxes of many local jurisdictions, are waived on the purchase of certain specified goods, including items such as clothing, sports equipment, computers, and school supplies.  This year, the Alabama Department of Revenue reports that 293 local taxing jurisdictions are participating in the tax holiday.

For a complete list of the goods that can be purchased tax free and the local jurisdictions participating in the tax holiday this year, click here.