Shop tax free during Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax holiday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) -- Friday Feb 21st - Sunday February 23rd, Alabama shoppers can stock up, tax-free on items needed to prepare for a weather emergency or natural disaster.

During the weekend long Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, Alabama’s 4% state sales tax does not apply to common weather-related supplies costing less than $60 as well as generators costing $1,000 or less, according to

Some cities and counties will also be waving their local tax. Bessemer, Pelham and Shelby Co. are participating in the tax-free weekend, while Birmingham and Chilton Co. are not. Jefferson County will only be waving it’s 1% sales and use tax.

For a full list of participating areas, visit

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