Governor Riley kicks off sales tax holiday weekend

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's annual sales tax holiday is under way and the state will waive its 4 percent sales tax on some items through the weekend.

Gov. Bob Riley will be at the Wal-Mart store in Millbrook at 10 a.m. Friday to kick off the weekend. The state is waiving its tax on clothing items priced at $100 or less, school supplies and textbooks priced at $50 or less, other books that cost $30 or less and computer equipment that costs $75 or less.

Many cities and counties across the state have also waived their local sales tax for the weekend. The sales tax holiday started at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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