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Tax free holiday for back-to-school items this weekend

Alabama’s 15th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is July 17-19. This marks the third time the annual tax holiday will take place on the third weekend of July.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 17, until midnight, Sunday, July 19, the state waives its four-percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing. More than 300 cities and counties throughout Alabama will waive their local taxes as well.

Check the 2020 Participating Cities and Counties list to determine which communities are participating. Madison, Huntsville and Madison County are all participating.

Exempt items include:

  • clothing priced at $100 or less per article;
  • 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.

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