Alabama Sales Tax Holiday 2012

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 3, 2012, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 5, 2012, Alabama will hold its seventh annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.

CLOTHING – $100 or Less, per article of clothing. Includes all human wearing apparel suitable for general use – Not an all-inclusive list

  • Belts
  • Boots
  • Caps
  • Coats
  • Diapers
  • Dresses
  • Gloves
  • Gym Suits
  • Hats
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Neckties
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Raincoats
  • Robes
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • School Uniforms
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Sneakers
  • Underwear

    COMPUTERS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, & SCHOOL COMPUTER SUPPLIES – A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or Less.

    EXEMPT: COMPUTERS – For purposes of the exemption, a computer may include a laptop, desktop, or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit (CPU), and devices such as a display monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers sold as a computer package. Computer parts and devices not sold as part of a package with the CPU, will not qualify for the exemption.

    SCHOOL COMPUTER SUPPLIES – An item commonly used by a student in a course of study in which a computer is used – All inclusive list includes:

  • Computer Storage Media; diskettes, compact disks
  • Handheld electronic schedulers, except devices that are cellular phones
  • Personal digital assistants, except devices that are cellular phones
  • Computer Printers
  • Printer Supplies for Computers (printer paper, printer ink)

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES & SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL – Sales Price of $50 or Less, per item (Noncommercial Purchases)

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES – All Inclusive List:

  • Binders
  • Blackboard Chalk
  • Book Bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Compasses
  • Composition Books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders (expandable, pocket, plastic & manila)
  • Glue, paste, and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Index Card Boxes
  • Legal Pads
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper (loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored
    paper, poster board, and construction paper)
  • Pencil Boxes & Other School Supply Boxes
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing Tablets

    SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES – All Inclusive List:

  • Clay & Glazes
  • Paints (Acrylic, Tempora & Oil)
  • Paintbrushes for artwork
  • Sketch and Drawing Pads
  • Watercolors

    SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL – All Inclusive List: (Written material commonly used by
    a student in a course of study as a reference and to learn the subject being taught)

  • Reference Maps and Globes
  • Required Textbooks on an official school book list with a sales price of more than $30 and less than $50