Alabama shoppers can expect to find back to school deals the first weekend of August. The eighth annual sales tax holiday will take place from Aug. 2-4.
The City of Hoover and surrounding communities will once again participate in this weekend of discounts on a variety school supplies, computers and clothing.
Homewood, Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Chelsea, Shelby County and Jefferson County are also taking part in the state-wide holiday.
There are a few general price rules for the holiday. Tax-free clothing items must cost less than $100 each, general school supplies must cost less than $50 each, and computers/educational computer software purchases can add up to no more than $750. Educational books under $30 will be tax-free, as will school required textbooks between the $30-$50 range.
A few guidelines to keep in mind about what is not tax-free: For non-clothing items, the purchase must have some educational value; recreational video games and/or computer software will not be included. Clothing that will not be tax-free includes various accessories, such as belt buckles sold separately, costume masks, patches/emblems and more.
For more visit revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/SalesTaxHol.cfm.