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Tax free holiday for back-to-school items is coming up

Alabama’s sales tax holiday for school-related items is set for July 16-18.

It begins at 12:01 a.m. July 16 and ends at midnight July 18.

Alabama’s annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is July 16-18. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 16, until midnight, Sunday, July 18, the state waives its four-percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 300 cities and counties throughout Alabama will waive their local taxes as well.

Check the 2021 Participating Cities and Counties list to determine which communities are participating. Madison, Huntsville and Madison County are all participating.

Click here to download a pdf of all items exempt from sales tax during this weekend.

Exempt items include:

  • clothing priced at $100 or less per article;
  • 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.

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