2nd annual severe weather tax holiday this weekend - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

2nd annual severe weather tax holiday this weekend


Alabama's sales tax holiday on items used to prepare for severe weather will take place this weekend, Feb. 22-24.

Alabamians are encouraged to purchase and stock up on supplies for their homes and business during tornado and hurricane seasons at that time. State sales tax will be removed and counties and municipalities are allowed to remove their own tax during the same weekend.

Items below that have a sales price of $60 or less per item:

• Batteries: AAA-cell batteries, AA-cell batteries, C-cell batteries, D-cell batteries, 6-volt batteries, 9-volt batteries. (NOTE: coin batteries, automobile batteries, and boat batteries are not exempt.)

• Cellular phone battery

• Cellular phone charger

• Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weather-band radio or NOAA weather radio

• Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks

• Tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible, waterproof sheeting

• Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kits

• 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

Items below that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

• Portable generators and power cords

For more information about Alabama's annual Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness, visit ADOR's Website at www.revenue.alabama.gov.

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