Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Free Weekend

Alabama will hold its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this month! It will begin Friday, February 23rd  at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday, February 25th , at 12 midnight. This will give shoppers plenty of opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax.

The counties in our area that will not have state sales tax are:

Chambers County

Lee County 

Macon County

Russell County

Tallapoosa County

These items will be tax Exempt:

  • AAA cell batteries, AA cell batteries, C-cell batteries, D-cell batteries, 6-volt batteries, 9-volt batteries  
  • Cellular phone battery 
  • Cellular phone charger 
  • Portable self powered or battery powered radio, two way radio, weatherband 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 
  • Other flexible, waterproof sheeting 
  • Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie down kit 
  • Duct tape 
  • Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings 
  • Non electric food storage cooler 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

(Non-Tax exempt items include coin batteries, automobile, or boat batteries)

2018 Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday items


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