Alabama: Be Prepared for Severe Weather in 2016
- Sales Tax News
- Feb 24, 2016 | Gail Cole
It never hurts to be prepared. Although the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, Hurricane Alex struck in January. There have already been four tornadoes this year, in spite of the fact that tornadoes usually occur in the spring and summer. What the rest of the year will look like in terms of wind and rain is anyone’s guess, but the Alabama Department of Revenue is urging Alabamans to prepare for the worst sooner rather than later.
To help ease costs, the state provides an annual sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness supplies. The tax-free period runs Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28, 2016.
State sales tax does not apply to qualifying items during the sales tax holiday. Local taxes may or may not apply. The Alabama Department of Revenue maintains an up-to-date list of participating counties and municipalities here.
Tax-free periods can be a compliance nightmare for businesses that sell qualifying items in multiple tax jurisdictions. Sales tax software helps. Learn how it works.