school supplies

It’s almost time to make back-to-school shopping plans, especially if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

Alabama's 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is set for July 19-21. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, until midnight, Sunday, July 21, the state waives its four-percent sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing.

More than 300 cities and counties throughout Alabama will waive their local taxes as well, including Ashville, Leeds, Odenville, Pell City, Springville, Steele and St. Clair County.

Exempt items include: clothing priced at $100 or less per article of clothing;

school supplies valued at $50 or less per item; books that cost $30 or less per book; and tablets, laptops, computers and printers with a selling price of $750 or less.

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