Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Begins This Month – The Troy Messenger

The 17th Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday in Alabama begins Friday, July 15 at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight July 17.

The annual sales tax exemption gives Alabama residents the ability to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books, and clothing free of the state’s 4% sales tax. Items exempt from sales tax include clothing priced at $100 or less per item, school supplies worth $50 or less per item, and books that cost $30 or less per book. Computers, tablets, and printers with a sale price of $750 or less are also exempt from sales tax during the sales tax holiday. For a complete list of what is and is not exempt from sales tax, visit

Pike County, Montgomery County, Dale County, Coffee County, Crenshaw County and Covington County all participate in the sales tax exemption along with the cities of Troy, Brundidge, Enterprise, Elba, Montgomery, Opp, Ozark and Luverne. For a complete list of counties and cities participating in the sales tax exemption, visit

Each year, the Alabama Retail Association compiles a toolkit for retailers with all the information needed to prepare for and promote sales tax exemption in stores. Retailers can request this information by visiting