In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

5 Things You Can Buy During the Alabama Tax Free Holiday This Weekend, 7-20 to 7-22

It's almost that time again – back to school.
The annual sales tax holiday is coming up, meaning many home and school items will be on sale.


Limit: $750 per device/package

This includes: laptops, desktops, or tower computer systems which consist of a central processing unit (CPU), and devices such as a display monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers sold as a computer package.


Limit: $100 per article of clothing

“Includes all human wearing apparel suitable for general use”
This would include: Belts, Boots, Caps, Coats, Diapers, Dresses, Gloves, Gym Suits, Hats, Hosiery, Jackets, Jeans, Neckties, Pajamas, Pants, Raincoats, Robes, Sandals, Scarves, School Uniforms, Shirts, Shoes, Shorts, Socks, Sneakers & Underwear.

School and Art Supplies

Limit: $50 per item

This includes: Binders, Blackboard Chalk, Book Bags, Calculators, Cellophane Tape, Compasses, Composition Book, Crayons, Erasers, Folders (expandable, pocket, plastic & manila), Glue, paste, and paste sticks, Highlighters, Index Cards, Index Card Boxes, Legal Pads, Lunch Boxes, Markers, Notebooks, Paper (loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper), Pencil Boxes & Other School Supply Boxes, Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Scissors, Writing Tablets, Clay & Glazes, Paints (Acrylic, Tempora & Oil), Paintbrushes for artwork, Sketch and Drawing Pads, and Watercolors.

Textbooks/Instructional Material

Range: More than $30 but less than $50 per item

This includes: reference maps and globes, required textbooks on a school list.


Limit: Less than $30 per item

This includes hard or softcover books, magazines, periodicals or newspapers.

The sales tax holiday will run July 20th through July 22nd.