Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Sales tax holiday is this weekend


By Toni Stauffer

Remember that this weekend is the Alabama Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday. Now is a great time to prepare for our severe weather and hurricane season, ‘cause you know it’s coming. Weather-related items can be purchased from Friday, Feb. 22 at midnight to Sunday, Feb. 24 until 11:59 p.m. Participating counties are Lee, Russell, Chambers and Barbour. The following items, $60 and under, have been approved as tax free for the holiday:

AAA-cell batteries
AA-cell batteries
C-cell batteries
D-cell batteries
6-volt batteries
9-volt batteries
• Cellular phone battery
• Cellular phone charger
• Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, twoway radio, weatherband radio or NOAA weather radio
• Portable self-powered light source, including batterypowered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks
• Tarpaulin
• Plastic sheeting
• Plastic drop cloths
• Other flexible, waterproof sheeting
• Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tiedown kit
• Duct tape
• Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings
• Non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container
• Non-electric can opener
• Artificial ice
• Blue ice
• Ice packs
• Reusable ice
• Self-contained first aid kit
• Fire extinguisher
• Smoke detector
• Carbon monoxide detector
• Gas or Diesel fuel tank or container

Additionally, any generator purchased with a value of $1000, or less, can be purchased free of tax during the holiday. For more information, contact the Alabama Department of Revenue.