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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend 2018

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Jul 19, 2018 9:53:20 AM

iStock-450848187-064358-edited.jpgThere are several different types of tax-free weekend events in the U.S. Some apply to Energy Star products or hurricane preparedness, or back-to-school shopping needs. This year the State of Alabama will be participating in the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend beginning Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. Alabama’s 13th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 20, and end at midnight on Sunday, July 22.

If your state does not sponsor a tax-free weekend, consider driving to a nearby state that does. Alternatively, contact your local state representative to request that he or she initiates sales tax holiday legislation for your area.

Tax-free purchases will include clothing priced at $100 or less, school supplies valued at $50 or less, books that cost $30 or less and computers and computer equipment with a selling price of $750 or less. Find the tax free holiday quick reference sheet for a listing of approved items.

For more information on the sales tax holiday, including a list participating cities and counties, visit

The taxjar tax sales tax calculator will provide you with a detailed look at the sales taxes that affect each area and what the potential tax that you will save?

For more information on the above article contact Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA by calling (334) 887-7022 or by leaving us a message below.  

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