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Alabama Sales Tax Holiday, February 2014


 Alabama emergency preparedness sales tax holiday, February 2014.

Updated, 12.30.2013: The Alabama Department of Revenue has updated the list of participants in the February 2014 severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday. Newly announced participants include Sylacauga and Wilsonville. Localities that have opted to not participate include Chickasaw and Malvern.

Since 2012, Alabama has provided a sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness supplies. The 2014 tax holiday will commence at 12:01 a.m. on February 21 and terminate at midnight on February 23.

Exempt items include:

  • Batteries
  • Ground anchor systems
  • Fire extiguishers
  • Plastic tarps
  • Smoke Detectors

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Participation in the sales tax holiday is not mandatory, and not all counties and municipalities do participate. Some localities have decided to participate every year, while others determine each year whether or not to participate.

The following localities participate every year:

  • Albertville
  • Ardmore
  • Arley
  • Autauga County
  • Bessemer
  • Bib County
  • Brundidge
  • Bullock County
  • Butler
  • Calhoun County
  • Cherokee
  • Childersburg
  • Choctw County
  • Citronelle
  • Cleveland
  • Crossville
  • Cullman County
  • Daleville
  • Dallas County
  • Decatur
  • Douglas
  • Elkmont
  • Elmore County
  • Etowah County
  • Falkville
  • Florence
  • Foley
  • Fort Deposit
  • Fort Payne
  • Franklin County
  • Geneva
  • Georgiana
  • Gulf Shores
  • Guntersville
  • Haleyville
  • Hamilton
  • Hartselle
  • Hayneville
  • Hokes Bluff
  • Homewood
  • Hueytown
  • Huntsville
  • Jacskson County
  • Kimberly
  • Marengo County
  • Millbrook
  • Mobile (City of)
  • Montevallo
  • Montgomery (City of)
  • Mountain Brook
  • New Hope
  • Oak Grove
  • Opelika
  • Owens Cross Roads
  • Parrish
  • Phil Campbell
  • Pike County
  • Rainbow City
  • Red Bay
  • Repton
  • Roanoke
  • Robertsdale
  • Russellville
  • Scottsboro
  • Semmes
  • Silverhill
  • Snead
  • Talladega
  • Talladega County
  • Tallassee
  • Tarrant
  • Trinity
  • Troy
  • Union Springs
  • Vestavia Hills
  • Walker County
  • Wetumpka
  • Winston County

The following localities have indicated that they will participate in the 2014 emergency supplies preparedness sales tax holiday:

  • Alexander City
  • Athens
  • Baldwin County
  • Bay Minette
  • Blount County
  • Brent
  • Calera
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Chambers County
  • Cherokee County
  • Clarke County
  • Clay
  • Coker
  • Covington County
  • Dora
  • Double Springs
  • Flomaton
  • Geraldine
  • Grant (2014-2016)
  • Greenville
  • Grove Hill
  • Hoover
  • Killen
  • Lamar County
  • Lawrence County
  • Leeds
  • Locust Fork
  • Loxley
  • Madison
  • Madison County
  • Mobile County
  • Rainsville
  • Red Level
  • Southside
  • Springville
  • St. Clair County
  • Tallapoosa County
  • Wilcox County

Other localities have either indicated they will not participate or have not yet notified the Department of Revenue of their intention. The department must receive notification at least 30 days prior to the start of the sales tax holiday in order for a locality to participate. An updated list is available at the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.