Parts of Alabama to hold severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

by Lucinda Rowlands June 12, 2012

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Parts of Alabama to hold severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

Lucinda Rowlands

Lucinda Rowlands

Several counties in Alabama have approved a measure to suspend the state’s general 4-percent sales tax July 6-8 for items considered to be useful for severe weather preparedness.

Storm supplies included in the severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday that will not be subject to the state tax include:

  • weather radios
  • batteries
  • first-aid kits
  • tarps
  • duct tape
  • portable generators (up to a certain amount).

Not all counties are participating this year. Abbeville, Ariton, Dale, Daleville and Taylor counties voted against the sales tax holiday. Other counties have until June 22 to approve or decline the measure.

Lucinda Rowlands
Lucinda Rowlands


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