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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend July 2021

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Jul 14, 2021 7:25:58 AM

Back to school-1250525741-1The State of Alabama will be participating in the 16th annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday weekend for school-related items.  This special shopping period will start at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, and end at midnight on Sunday, July 18, 2021. 

The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday weekend gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, clothing, and books without paying the state sales tax.

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 of 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 the potential tax you will save?

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.

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

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