Severe weather tax holiday Feb. 25-27

Special to Atmore News

The 11th annual Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 25, and continues until midnight Sunday, February 27.
There will be no state sales tax collected on eligible items, and participating cities, counties and towns will also be waiving their local sales tax assessments during the three-day holiday.
Atmore is not taking part in the sales tax moratorium this year, nor is Escambia County. East Brewton is not collecting local taxes on eligible items, while Brewton and Flomaton had not announced their respective decisions by February 15.
Generators costing $1,000 or less also can be purchased free of the state’s four-percent sales tax during the three-day tax holiday.
Some of the tax-exempt items priced at $60 or less are:
*Batteries (most sizes)
*Cellular phone battery
*Cellular phone charger
*Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weatherband radio or NOAA weather radio
*Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks
*Plastic sheeting
*Plastic drop cloths
*Other flexible, waterproof sheeting
*Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tiedown kit
*Duct tape
*Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings
*Non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container
*Non-electric can opener
*Artificial ice
*Blue ice
*Ice packs
*Reusable ice
*Self-contained first aid kit
*Fire extinguisher
*Smoke detector
*Carbon monoxide detector
*Gas or Diesel fuel tank or container
For more information visit the Alabama Department of Revenue website.