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Take advantage of AL severe weather tax holiday weekend

(Source: Alabama Retail Association) (Source: Alabama Retail Association)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – Alabama is giving people the chance to stay ahead of the storm and be prepared for severe weather with severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday.

From Friday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabamians can buy certain severe weather items tax-free.

The Alabama Retail Association encourages people to restock emergency supplies in homes, workplaces, and vehicles.

Click here for a full list of tax-free items and which cities and counties are participating.

The following items are tax-exempt in the severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday ($60 or less):

  • Flashlights and lanterns
  • Battery or hand-cranked radio
  • Batteries
  • First aid kits
  • Cell phone charger
  • Two-way radios
  • Manual can openers
  • Tarps and plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tie-down kits, bungee cords, or rope
  • Coolers and ice packs
  • Plywood
  • Window film
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Portable generators and power cords costing $1,000 or less are also tax-free.

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