Alabama’s 15th annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 17 and end at 12 midnight on Sunday, July 19. Both Scottsboro and Jackson County will participate in the tax-free weekend, allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of sales tax. Local sales tax may apply. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally declared tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday.
Items declared exempt include clothing/$100 or less per article of clothing. This includes all human wearing apparel suitable for general use such as 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, sneakers, socks, underwear, etc.
Computers, computer software and school computer supplies are exempt with a single purchase of a sales price of $750 or less. A computer may include a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit (CPU) and devices such as a display monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers sold as a computer package. Computer parts and devices not sold as part of a package with the CPU will not qualify for the exemption.
The all inclusive list for school computer supplies includes computer storage media such as diskettes or compact disks, computer printers and printer supplies such as printer paper and printer ink.
School supplies for school, art and instructional material with a sales price of $50 or less per item are also exempt. These include binders, blackboard chalk, book bags, calculators, cel