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Back-To-School tax holiday coming July 21-23

All pictured items, including diapers, are included in the tax free weekend All pictured items, including diapers, are included in the tax free weekend
(WAFF) -

The 2017 Alabama sales tax holiday for school supplies will take place Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.

The tax-free holiday typically takes place in August. Lawmakers voted to change the date in the 2017 regular session to ensure the holiday happens before classes start back for every state school system.

Exempt items include:

  • Clothing priced at $100 or less
  • School supplies valued at $50 or less per item
  • Books that cost $30 or less per book
  • Laptops, desktops, tablets and printers priced at $750 or less

Cities and counties must opt-in to the tax-free weekend. You can find a full list of participants on the Alabama Retail Association website.

Melissa Warnke with the Alabama Retail Association said it is best to shop in the morning or in the early evenings. The busiest time of day tends to be the middle of the day on Saturdays.

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