Alabama has severe weather tax free holiday weekend

Alabama has severe weather tax free holiday weekend

(WTVM) - It's time to take inventory around your house and stock up on supplies you might need if severe weather strikes.

This weekend is Alabama's severe weather sales tax holiday. It was an idea that stemming from the April 2011 tornadoes that caused so much damage across the state.

Alabama EMA Directory Art Faulkner says the idea not only gives people a break on the amount of money they spend on supplies, but also serves as a reminder to be prepared – at home, in your car, and even at work.

"It's really ultimately up to the citizens to take that initiative when the sun is shining," Faulkner said.

The sales tax holiday starts Friday, Feb. 20 at 12:01 a.m., and ends Sunday, Feb. 22 at midnight.

For more information on the sales tax holiday, you can go to the Alabama Department of Revenue website by clicking here.

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