Alabama and Florida will hold their annual sales tax holidays beginning Friday, August 5, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, software, clothing, shoes and other items free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.
IN ALABAMA, you won’t pay sales tax on shoes and clothing that cost less than $100 per item if you buy them this weekend. You also won’t have to pay sales tax on many school supply items that are $50 or less.
List of tax exempt items in Alabama: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STHolidayQuickRefSheet16.pdf
Click here to see if your city or town is participating in the tax holiday: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STholiday.cfm
IN FLORIDA, you won’t pay sales tax on shoes and clothing that cost less than $60 per item if you buy them this weekend. You also won’t have to pay sales tax on many school supply items that are $15 or less.
List of tax exempt items in Florida: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip16a01-06_2016final06022016.pdf
The Florida sales tax holiday does not apply to:
- Any item of clothing selling for more than $60
- Any school supply item selling for more than $15
- Books that are not otherwise exempt
- Personal computers and computer-related accessories
- Rentals or leases of any of these items
- Repairs or alterations of any of these items
- Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.