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Governor Ivey Encourages Alabamians to Stock Up on School Supplies During Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday encouraged Alabamians to begin preparing for the school year by participating in Alabama’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, held Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.

With certain items being exempt from the state sales tax, residents will have the opportunity to save money while gathering the supplies students need for the school year. Items available for purchase during the weekend include traditional school supplies and computers, as well as school uniforms, gym suits and other types of clothing.

“With summer nearing its end, I know Alabama families are beginning to prepare for the quickly approaching school year,” said Governor Ivey. “During this tax-free holiday weekend, pencils, calculators, binders and other essential school supplies will be eligible for purchase without incurring sales tax. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this relief, so students, teachers and parents alike can be equipped for the school year.”

For the full list of back-to-school items that may be purchased free of state sales tax during the holiday, please visit this link.

Counties and municipalities, who have chosen to do so, may join the state by removing their own local sales and use taxes from the same items during the same weekend.

You can see if your city, town or county is participating in the 2023 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday at this link.