Back to School Tax Free Weekend

    TAX-FREEReady or not, here it comes!  Time to wrap up summer vacations and head back to school.  With that comes a long list of needed school supplies to help local children be successful this school year.  Do you remember getting excited about picking out a new backpack or the smell of a fresh box of crayons?  I remember it being so exciting as a kid!  Of course, it may have been exciting because I was eager to see my friends that I hadn’t seen in a few months.  Either way, back to school time is bittersweet.  But we wanted to remind you of a great way to save on school supplies this year…Tax Free Weekend!

    It’s happening Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th

    Alabama will hold its eleventh annual sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, August 5, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.

    Click Here for full information provided by the Alabama Department of Revenue

    For more information, contact the Alabama Department of Revenue 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., CST Monday through Friday 334-242-1490 or 866-576-6531

    Below is a list of exempt and taxable items so you can go ahead and make your shopping list before you go.

    If you would like to pick up a few extra supplies while you’re out, you can donate them to Free-2-Teach which provides free resources to teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems.  These resources are available to more than 3,800 full-time classroom teachers and their 52,000 students, improving the educational experience of our children and strengthening our community’s future workforce.


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