The state of Alabama is offering one tax free weekend during 2013. It applies mainly to clothing and school supplies and is intended to coincide with families' back-to-school shopping needs. By planning ahead, you can help your family save even more money by taking advantage of this savings opportunity.
Alabama's 2013 Sales Tax Holiday:
Alabama's Tax Free Weekend is scheduled for August 2-4, 2013. The tax-free savings applies to the following items:
- Clothing under $100
- School supplies under $50
- Books under $30
- Computers/computer equipment under $750
Smart Shopping Tips for Alabama's Tax Free Weekend:
Using good common sense will help you save even more more during tax free week. Try shopping around at different stores to compare prices and look for coupons that you can apply to your purchases, as well. Both of these tasks can be accomplished online without even leaving home. Just go to the web sites of the stores where you most frequently shop.
However, be careful not to overspend just because the tax holiday is going on in your area. The regular sales tax rate in Alabama is only 4%, so that's how much money you'd be saving - along with your local sales tax, if applicable. By shopping around, and also using coupons, you might find that the items you're looking for are less expensive either before the tax free weekend or after it takes place.
Keep in mind, too, that not all cities and counties are planning to participate in the event this year. For example, Greensboro and Hamilton are, but Glenwood and White Hall are not. To be on the safe side, make sure that you refer to the list of participating cities and counties in Alabama before you go shopping.
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