Alabama announces Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Preparedness Sales Tax
Alabama has announced dates for its second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. It will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 during which time Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on supplies to protect their homes and businesses during the tornado and hurricane season.
Items such as batteries, tarps, plywood, weather radios and generators will be exempt from the state sales tax during this time. Some local governments will also suspend sales tax, but not all municipalities have elected to participate. Local governments have until Jan. 22, 2013 to notify the Alabama Department of Revenue if they choose to participate in the sales tax holiday. The city and counties will be listed on the ADOR web site.
Lucinda Rowlands has been the general manager at Zip2Tax since 2010. She has extensively researched sales and use tax regulations in order to help small businesses navigate complicated tax rules.