New dates for Alabama sales tax holiday
- Sales Tax News
- Apr 3, 2017 | Gail Cole
The Alabama legislature has enacted and the governor has signed Senate Bill 136, which moves the 2017 back-to-school sales tax holiday forward from the first weekend in August to the third full weekend of July. The bill takes effect immediately, so the 2017 tax-free period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday of July and conclude at midnight, the following Sunday.
The Alabama sales tax holiday applies to the state sales tax; local tax jurisdictions can opt to participate and exempt qualifying items from local tax. However, localities are not obligated to participate. For the most up-to-date list of participating jurisdictions, see the Alabama Department of Revenue.
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