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Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Begins February 20!

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Alabama's fourth annual "Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday" will be from February 20 through February 22, 2015.  The state holds this sales tax holiday to encourage people to stock up on the essential supplies needed for tornado and hurricane season.  As is typical with Alabama, the exemption only applies to the state tax but the state has encouraged municipalities to also participate in this program.

Exempt items include:
Batteries, cell phone chargers, portable self-powered or battery powered radios, tarps, plastic sheeting, ground anchors, bungee cords, plywood, non-electric storage coolers, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors.  The price of these items must be under $60.

Portable generators are also exempt if the cost is under $1,000.


Ned Lenhart, CPA is the founder and President of Interstate Tax Strategies, P.C. (“ITS”). Ned has over 28 years of varied state tax consulting experience including roles as the Director of Compliance for the Missouri Department of Revenue, SALT Manager for Arthur Andersen in Kansas City, and Director with Deloitte in their Atlanta office from 1994 to 2003. He started ITS in 2003 to assist local and national companies by helping them develop proactive strategies to managing their multi-state sales tax obligations.

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