2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday

The Alabama Department of Revenue will be holding its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday in conjunction with Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The sales tax holiday will give shoppers the ability to purchase pre-identified preparedness items from 12:01 AM on Friday, February 23, until midnight on Sunday, February 25, 2019 free of state sales tax. Local sales taxes may still apply. The cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, as well as Tuscaloosa County, will be participating in the tax-free holiday. 

A few items exempt from sales tax during the holiday include:

  • tarps, plastic sheeting, and drop cloths

  • duct tape

  • weather radios

  • batteries

  • smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

For a list of items as well as more information about the holiday can be found at the Department of Revenue's website: CLICK HERE. For more information or questions about the sales tax holiday, contact the Alabama Department of Revenue by calling 334-242-1490 or clicking HERE.