Shop tax free during Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax holiday

Shop tax free during Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax holiday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - From Feb. 21 through 23rd, Alabama shoppers can stock up tax-free on items needed to prepare for a weather emergency or natural disaster.

During the weekend-long Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, Alabama’s 4 percent state sales tax does not apply to common weather-related supplies costing less than $60, as well as generators costing $1,000 or less, according to alabamaretail.org.

Some cities and counties will also be waving their local tax. Bessemer, Pelham and Shelby Co. are participating in the tax-free weekend, while Birmingham and Chilton Co. are not. Jefferson County will only be waving it’s 1% sales and use tax.

For a full list of participating areas, visit revenue.alabama.gov.

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