What Is Covered for Alabama’s Tax Free Weekend? [VIDEO]
Now's your chance to save some serious cash: Alabama's annual Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend! Ready to learn what's covered for tax free weekend? Class is in session, because we've got a video guide for you!
Back-to-school shopping can put a big dent in any parent's budget, but Alabama's Sales Tax Holiday gives families a much-needed break. During tax free weekend, shoppers do NOT have to pay state or local taxes* on approved items; that means savings of up to 9%, and when you're shelling out hundreds of bucks for clothes, backpacks, pens, and tons of other supplies, those savings really add up!
I went to Target with my favorite co-worker, Jade Nicole from 92.9 WTUG, to shoot this fun little video for y'all. We went through the store and tried to highlight a few of the biggest items that are sold tax-free this weekend, so check out the video above! The items we featured are listed below.
- Diapers (Yes: Diapers ARE covered, y'all!)
- Printers and Printer Ink
- Clothes (including hats and pj's!)
- Art Supplies
- School Supplies (paper, notebooks, binders, pens, pencils--it's all covered!)
It's super embarrassing to admit, but I have to say it: I thought you were required to show proof that your child or dependents were in school to buy anything without paying the sales tax. Total airhead move, right? ANYONE can save this weekend, because Alabama's annual Sales Tax Holiday is for EVERYONE!
Alabama's tenth annual Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 and end Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 12 midnight. Check out the Alabama Department of Revenue's official guide to tax free weekend by clicking HERE.
*Not all cities in Alabama are participating in the Sales Tax Holiday, which means shoppers there will still be required to pay local taxes. You can see the official participaton list HERE, but don't sweat it: Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Birmingham are all participating in this year's tax free weekend.