By Anna Riley
For the Opelika Observer
The state of Alabama will hold its 13th annual “Sales Tax Holiday” lasting from 12:01 a.m. July 20 through midnight July 22.
Also referred to as the “Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday,” this gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain “covered items,” such as school necessities and supplies that will be free of the state sales tax. In downtown Opelika and Auburn, retailers will offer extended shopping hours and in-store specials. The covered items include clothing that is $100 or less, computer supplies with a single purchase of $750 or less, noncommercial school supplies with a sales price of $50 or less per item and books with a sales price of $30 or less.
For more information or to view a full list of tax-exempt items, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website or call 334-242-1490.