The tax free items include:
- Clothing - $100 or less, per article of clothing.
- Computers, Computer Software, School Computer Supplies - A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less.
- School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Material- Sales price of $50 or less, per item.
- Books – Sales Price of $30 or less, per book.
Listed here are the counties and municipalities that have notified the Department of Revenue of their decision to participate or not participate in the Sales Tax Holiday. Each year the list changes, so be sure to check it so that you can plan accordingly.
Also, some localities have adopted the Sales Tax Holiday on a "limited" basis, whereby only a portion of the locality's total sales and use tax levy is exempted.
Maximize Your Savings During Alabama's Tax Free Shopping HolidayShopping during the tax free holiday will certainly save you money, but you want to make sure that you are getting the very best buys on your purchases. Many times shoppers focus on the amount they will save from not having to pay sales tax, but they forget about the other ways that they could be saving.
In Alabama you will be saving 4% when you purchase the tax-free items. That can add up, but there may be additional ways to save.
- Make a list of the items that you want to buy.
- When purchasing computers or other high-ticketed items, take the time to compare prices.
- If you are going to a mall, visit the mall's website and see what kind of coupons and special sales are going on in the stores.
- Visit the stores' websites that you plan to shop and compare prices.
- Do a search online for printable coupons from the key stores that you will be visiting. To do this, type in the store's name and "printable coupons."