Alabama’s tax-free back-to-school sales Aug. 1-3

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s tax-free weekend for back-to-school clothes and supplies is scheduled for the first weekend in August.

The state Revenue Department says the 4 percent state sales tax will be waived from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. Many cities and counties are also waiving their local sales taxes.

Items that can be purchased tax free include clothing costing $100 or less per item, computer equipment costing $750 or less, school supplies costing $50 or less per item, and books costing $30 or less.

Officials note that the tax break on computer equipment does not include items intended primarily for recreational use, such as video games.

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