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Stock up on preparedness supplies - tax free

(Source: Alabama Retail Association) (Source: Alabama Retail Association)
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Alabama’s fifth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, and continues all weekend long before wrapping up Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

This is a good time to stock up on supplies that your home and business need to be better prepared for a natural disaster.

Some examples of items that you’ll see covered this weekend are batteries, flashlights, cell phone chargers, weather radios, tarps, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Generators with a purchase price of $1,000 or less also can be purchased free of the state’s 4-percent sales tax.

For a full list of tax-exempt items, click here (PDF).

Although the items will be exempt from state sales tax, local sales tax may still apply.

There are a few towns that do not participate in this tax-free weekend. You can view the updated list on the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website.

Tennessee does not participate in this tax-free weekend.

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