U.S. flag An official website of the United States government.

Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser's address (or "location") bar.

SSL

This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that's been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted  — in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 5 through 7

  • July 22, 2016

Alabama’s 11th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and end at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 7.

“You don’t have to be a student or even an Alabama resident to save money the weekend of Aug. 5-7 because of the annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.” said State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee. “Products include items such as clothing, sports equipment, computers, and of course school supplies.”

Local governments had until July 5 to notify the Alabama Department of Revenue of their decision to participate in this year’s sales tax holiday. This year, 293 localities are participating.

“During this time, certain products can be purchased without the 4 percent state sales tax, and if the city and county are participating as well, that tax will be waived, too,” said Magee. “For example, all residents of Mobile county living in the Mobile city limits will be exempt from all of the sales tax totaling 10 percent of the purchase price of qualifying products.”