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Mark your calendars! Alabama’s 16th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2021, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 18, 2021, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s four percent sales or use tax. Cities and counties were to notify the state that they will participate in the 2021 holiday by June 16. Check with your local municipality to find out if they are participating along with the state of Alabama.

Some eligible items include:

  • Art supplies, and school instructional materials under $50 per item.

  • Book bags, notebooks, calculators, and lunch boxes.

  • Clothing under $100 per item.

  • Dresses, jackets, school uniforms, and shoes.

  • Computers, tablets, computer software, and school computer supplies under $750 per item.


For a complete list of items that are included and exempt, visit The Alabama Department of Revenue's Website.

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