WINSTON/MARION - Although the start of the 2018-2019 school year is still approximately a month away, a helpful back-to-school tradition is only a week away.
The 13th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will take place from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 20 until midnight Sunday, July 22. Alabama lawmakers voted in 2017 to move the tax holiday - which had traditionally taken place the first weekend in August - to the third weekend in July. The four percent state sales tax on school-related supplies and clothing will be waived, and many counties and cities around the state will also waive their local taxes on these items.
Local counties and municipalities waiving sales tax for the holiday are: Addison, Arley, Bear Creek, Brilliant, Cullman County, Double Springs, Franklin County, Guin, Hackleburg, Haleyville, Hamilton, Lawrence County, Natural Bridge, Nauvoo, Phil Campbell, Winfield and Winston County. Lynn will not be participating, and the Alabama Department of Revenue has no record if Marion County will waive its county sales tax for the holiday.
See the complete story in the July 11, edition of The Northwest Alabamian.