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Clothes, school supplies, diapers, electronics among items in Alabama’s sales tax holiday

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 8:03 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 5:07 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Parents will have a chance to save some money this weekend while preparing for the upcoming school year. Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is about to start, but it’s not just about paper and pencils.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, you can get some important back-to-school items tax-free. This covers clothes, school supplies, some electronics. Even diapers are included, as are clothes that cost $100 or less per item will qualify.

School supplies need to be under $50 each. Electronics, like tablets and laptops, have to be less than $750.

It’s a great opportunity for parents to save money.

“So you can save up to 10% in certain parts of the state, especially Montgomery County, because both the city, the county and the state are waving their tax here. So you can save up to 10%. So if you’re talking about a $750 laptop, that’s a saving of $75. So that can add up. Plus, students are back to in-person learning. So they’re going to need uniforms and clothes that maybe they didn’t have last year,” said Alabama Retail Association spokeswoman Nancy Dennis.

The Alabama Retail Association has a reference guide with more details.

The holiday will end at midnight Sunday.

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