Back to school sales tax

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Alabama’s 15th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is this Friday through Sunday.

A number of items, such as gloves, diapers and hosiery will be exempt from the state’s sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.

While traditional school supplies under $50 like book bags, paper, and writing utensils are exempt, there are also many everyday items on the list.

Below are some of the other items that will be tax free:

Clothing and shoes that are $100 or less

Cellophane Tape

Personal Digital Assistants

Computers, printers and laptops that are $750 or less

Books $30 or less

The Alabama Department of Revenue has the complete list of tax-exempt items and participating counties and cities.

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