Local governments to participate in back-to-school sales tax holiday

Published 7:30 am Friday, June 30, 2023

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It’s time to make back-to-school shopping plans, especially if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

Alabama’s 18th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is set for July 21-23, 2023. Instituted in 2006, the sales tax holiday originally fell in August, but was moved to July in 2017.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, until midnight, Sunday, July 23, the state waives its four-percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 300 cities and counties throughout Alabama waive their local taxes as well. Andalusia and Covington County are waiving sales taxes on school items that weekend, as are Opp, Florala, and Red Level.

Exempt items include:

  • clothing priced at $100 or less per article of clothing;
  • school supplies valued at $50 or less per item;
  • books that cost $30 or less per book; and
  • tablets, laptops, computers and printers with a selling price of $750 or less.

For a full list, visit revenue.alabama.gov.