Hartselle and Morgan County will participate in Alabama’s second annual severe weather preparedness tax-free holiday. The sales tax holiday, which runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 to midnight Feb. 24, will give shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness supplies free of state sales or use tax. Local sales and use tax may apply.
To qualify for the tax-free holiday, items must be $60 or less each. Covered items include: Cell batteries, 6- and 9-volt batteries, cellphone batteries and chargers, portable self-powered or battery-powered radios, two-way radios, weather band radios or NOAA weather radios, portable self-powered light sources, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns or emergency glow sticks, tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, flexible or waterproof sheeting, ground anchor system — such as bungee cords or rope — tie-down kits, duct tape, plywood, window film, non-electric food storage coolers, water storage containers, one-electric can openers, artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs reusable ice, self-contained first aid kits, fire extinguisher, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, gas or diesel fuel tank or containers.
Also, any portable generators or power cords, with a sales price of $1,000 are also exempt of tax.
Visit the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website at www.revenue.alabama.gov for more details.
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