Here's what you need to know about AL's 2018 sales tax holiday

Here's what you need to know about AL's 2018 sales tax holiday
Alabama's sales tax holiday is set fro July 20 - 22, 2018 (Source: Alabama Retail website)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – The 2018 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday has been set for July 20-22 in Alabama.

On April 17, the Auburn City Council approved an ordinance exempting specific items from the City's four percent sales tax, including the following items:

Clothing-All apparel suitable for general use is exempt unless it otherwise appears on the taxable list; clothing items must cost $100 or less per article of clothing to be exempt.

Computers and Computer Software-A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less will be exempt. Items exempt include computers, computer software, and school computer supplies.

School Supplies-Any items of $50 or less per item commonly used by a student in a course of study will be exempt. Supplies may include art supplies, reference maps, and globes, textbooks on an official school book list with a sales price of more than $30 but less than $50 and books with a sales price of $30 or less per book.

Items not exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend include:

  • Clothing accessories such as handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, and umbrellas;
  • Protective equipment such as breathing masks, hard hats, helmets and safety belts;
  • Sports or recreational equipment such as ballet or tap shoes, athletic gloves, goggles or shin guards; Furniture;
  • Any systems, devices, software or peripherals designed or intended primarily for recreational use; Video games;
  • Magazines, newspapers, periodicals or any other document printed or offered for sale in a non-bound form.

Click here for a full list of exempt items.

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