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Get ready to save! Alabama’s 18th annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starts this weekend


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Cities throughout Alabama are getting ready for the 18th annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, starting this Friday, July 21, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, July 23, at midnight.

The weekend-long period allows shoppers to purchase school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may still apply.

Eligible clothing items must be $100 or less per article, including school uniforms, shirts, pants, shoes, and more.

Computers and computer software are eligible for tax exemption if the total purchase is $750 or less. However, recreational devices and video games are not eligible.

School supplies and instructional material under $50 per item, such as notebooks, pencils, and art supplies, are included in the tax holiday. Books priced at $30 or less per book are also tax-exempt.

Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on eligible items during the sales tax holiday.

For more information, contact Alabama’s Sales and Use Tax Division at (334) 242-1490 or (866) 576-6531.

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