Alabama’s 12th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, and ends at midnight Sunday Aug. 6, 2017, 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 must notify the state that they will participate in the 2017 holiday in July. The Alabama Legislature is considering moving the sales tax holiday to July. This page will be updated with the status of that legislation.
The Alabama Retail Association has compiled a toolkit for retailers with all the information you will need to prepare for and promote the sales tax holiday in your store. Download the Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Retailer’s Toolkit by entering your information below:
SALES TAX HOLIDAY LINKS
- Quick Reference for Tax Free and Taxed Items during the August Sales Tax Holiday (2016 version)
A handy reference to print out and place beside cash registers, post in stores, compare to your shopping list or use as a reference while shopping.
- 2016 Participating Cities & Counties
- A Retailer Sales Tax Holiday By-The-Numbers Primer (2016)
- A Consumer Sales Tax Holiday By-The-Numbers Infographic (2016)
- Promotional Poster for Retailers (2016)
- Alabama August Sales Tax Collections in First 11 Years of the Tax Holiday
- Revenue Department Presentation on Sales Tax Holiday
The Alabama Department of Revenue and Alabama Retail Association in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama put together this presentation to explain the law to businesses and answer any questions regarding how the sales tax holiday works.
- Sales Tax Holiday Rule 810-6-3-.65
- Sales Tax Holiday Act No. 2006-574