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Huntsville Alabama Shopper Alert: Tax Free Shopping is BACK!!

Real Estate Agent with Exit Leon Crawford Realty

Huntsville Shoppers- This one is for you!!  2008 Sales Tax Holiday is BACK!!

Submitted by:
Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate Agent
Cell: 256-479-9664
Email: KimberlyGrant@exitrealtyhsv.com

Huntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog

Huntsville Shopping Tax FreeAs 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, Huntsville Shopping Tax FreeElkmont, 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.

Huntsville Shopping Tax FreeMadison 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



Kimberly Grant
Realtor, Exit Leon Crawford Realty
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
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Kimberly - Every little bit counts so I am sure many will make use of the tax free week.

Jul 19, 2008 02:58 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Kimberly, I"ll meet you at the mall!  I JUST had a client ask me today when our tax free weekend was. I had no clue. Thanks for letting me know. Now, I can pass along the information.  Just in time for school shopping. This is great information to have!

Jul 20, 2008 10:59 AM