Back to school shopping will be cheaper from July 21-23


Alabama parents and students should plan to take advantage of savings associated with Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23.
This year marks the seventh time the annual tax holiday will take place on the third full weekend of July.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, until midnight, Sunday, July 23, the state waives its four percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 325 cities and counties throughout Alabama also waive their local taxes. In some areas, the savings reach 10 percent. Etowah County is participating in the tax-free weekend. Gadsden, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Rainbow City and Southside have all agreed to the tax break.
“The sales tax holiday offers parents a way to save on back-to-school needs,” said Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown. “Saving money for consumers while stimulating sales for stores is what this weekend is all about.”
Although the sales tax holiday targets back-to-school shoppers, any consumer can benefit from the savings offered during the weekend. A wide range of items are exempt during the holiday including 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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