(Source: Mason's phone)

Florida and Alabama have sales tax holidays on the same weekend this year, but what's tax exempt differs from state to state.  If you want books, Florida will not let you buy books tax free; Alabama will, up to $30 ($50 if it's a required textbook).

Alabama and Florida's sales tax holiday is Friday Aug 2nd through Sunday Aug 4th. (Mississippi's is Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, again with a different list of what's included). Click on the name of each state below for more complete information.


Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th
Local jurisdictions can opt out and still charge taxes, but just about all of our local communities are participating.

What's tax exempt:

  • Clothing and footwear, value of any single item must be $100 or less
  • Computers, Software, and School Computer Supplies, value up to $750 -- includes laptops
  • School Supplies/School Art Supplies, value up to $50
  • Books, value of $30 or less. For required textbooks, value up to $50.

What's NOT included:

  • Non-educational video games
  • Accessories, like wallets and jewelry
  • Sports equipment, including cleats and ballet/tap shoes
  • Magazines



Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th 
This is a state law and all jurisdictions will participate.

What's tax exempt:

School Supplies, value up to $15

Computers and related accessories, value up to $750- includes laptops and tablets

Most Footwear (even cleats), value up to $75

Clothing, value up to $75

 What's NOT included: 

Footwear exclusions are skis, skates, swim fins, and roller blades
Magazines and Books 
Accessories, like jewelry