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Sales tax holiday this weekend

Special to Atmore News

Alabama’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday, enacted in 2006, was designed to give parents of school children, as well as college and technical school students, a break on the purchase of supplies, equipment and even clothing that will be needed during the upcoming school term.
The tax holiday waives state sales taxes and those levied by participating cities, towns and counties. It begins annually on the third full weekend of July, starting at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday in July (July 16 this year) and ends at 12 midnight the following Sunday (July 18 this year).
According to the Alabama Department of Revenue website, Atmore will again participate in the tax-free weekend, as will East Brewton. Escambia County will not waive its taxes, while Brewton and Flomaton had not indicated by July 12 whether or not they would participate.
The holiday includes tax-free purchase of school supplies, school clothes, computers and many other items either directly or indirectly related to education.
For a complete list of eligible items, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue or Alabama Retail Association website.