Tax free weekend is here

 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Many parents will be shopping ’til they drop this weekend.

The state’s sales tax holiday for back-to-school supplies kicked off at midnight Thursday night and is now in effect.

Just about everything children need for school: notebooks, pens, pencils, and folders. Even computers, clothes, and shoes, can be purchased tax free Friday through Sunday.

The National Retail Federation predicts most families will spend about $600 or more before the first day of school. That total includes basic school supplies, new clothes, shoes, and electronics like computers.

For a complete list of what you can buy tax free or to check if your city or county is participating in the sales tax holiday, click here. 

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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