Alabama Sales Tax Holiday - Severe Weather Preparedness Items

Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2012 is Alabama’s second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. This sales tax holiday serves as a way to encourage Alabama residents to build and stock up on items for their family disaster preparedness kit. The following items are eligible:

Items below that have a sales price of $60 or less per item

Batteries: AAA-cell batteries, AA-cell batteries, C-cell batteries, D-cell batteries, 6-volt batteries, 9-volt batteries. (NOTE: coin batteries, automobile batteries, and boat batteries are not exempt.)

Cellular phone battery

Cellular phone charger

Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weather-band radio or NOAA weather radio

Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks

Tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible, waterproof sheeting

Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kits

Duct tape

Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings

Non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container

Non-electric can opener

Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice

Self-contained first aid kit

Fire extinguisher

Smoke detector

Carbon monoxide detector

Gas or diesel fuel tank or container

Items below that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

Portable generators and power cords

Counties and municipalities are encouraged to join the state by removing their own local sales and use taxes from these preparedness items. The Alabama Department of Revenue has a complete list of all cities and counties participating in the 2013 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday at 

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