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
- 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
- Window film
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Portable generators and power cords costing $1,000 or less are also tax-free.