Auburn, Ala. - Auburn’s Sales Tax Holiday Weekend will offer savings for parents sending their children back to school this fall. The tax holiday weekend begins Friday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 3 at midnight.
Items exempt from state and city sales tax fall into 3 major categories:
Clothing – All apparel suitable for a person's general use is exempt unless it otherwise appears on the taxable list; clothing items must cost $100 or less per article of clothing to be exempt.
Computers, Computer Software, and School Computer Supplies – A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less will be exempt. Exempt items include computers, computer software and any item commonly used by a student in a course of study in which a computer is used.
School supplies – Any items of $50 or less per item commonly used by a student in a course of study will be exempt. Supplies may include art supplies, reference maps and globes, textbooks on an official school book list with a sales price of more than $30 but less than $50, and books with a sales price of $30 or less per book.
Items not exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend include: