Huntsville Shoppers- This one is for you!! 2008 Sales Tax Holiday is BACK!!
Huntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog
As both a shopper and a student, the weekend that I have been waiting on is here!! Tax free shopping weekend is back!! It was great the past couple of years and I expect it to be even better this year. Many stores are even reported as having longer hours and hiring more staff to handle the expected shoppers for this year.
The shoping holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday August 1st and ends at midnight on Sunday August 3rd. The state sales tax (4%) will be waived as well as the sales tax for participating cities and counties. This is the third year of the event. Huntsville and Madison County are participating so Huntsville shoppers will see the 8% sales tax waived for qualifying purchases. Other participating cities are Madison, Decatur, Athens, Owens Cross Roads, Somerville, Guntersville, Hartselle, Arab, Elkmont, Scottsboro, Albertville, and Rainsville. These participants span across Madison, Limestone, Jackson, and Morgan counties.
Tax exempt items for the holiday shopping weekend include:
- Clothes priced at $100 or less per item
- Computers and software priced at $750 or less
- School supplies and art supplies priced at $50 or less
- School instructional materials priced at $50 or less
- Books with a sales price of $30 or less (PHOOEY!! do they know how much books cost these days...but that's another post!!)
For more details on what is exempt and what is not, view the ADOR list of items.
Madison Square Mall and Parkway Place Mall are even staying open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 12p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. That will give shoppers plenty of time to shop till they drop. The Alabama Revenue Department has reported that 224 cities across the state have decided to participate this year so you might want to check your local area to see if you can join us on this shopping weekend.
Have a good one. I know I will!!! :-D
Realtor, Exit Leon Crawford Realty
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