Richard A. Lindsey, CPA Lindsey & Waldo, LLC – Certified Public Accountants
  • Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Set

    Filed under Taxes
    Jun 14

    The Alabama Department of Revenue recently announced Alabama’s first annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held July 6 through July 8, 2012. Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on a variety of supplies for protecting their homes or businesses during Alabama’s tornado and hurricane season’s.

    Counties and municipalities can choose to join the state by removing their own local sales and use taxes from the same items during the same weekend.

    The following list contains examples of items covered under this year’s Severe Weather Preparedness holiday.


    Items 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;

    ~ Cell phone battery;

    ~ Cell 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;

    ~ Tarps, 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 that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

     ~ Portable generators and power cords.


    Beginning next year, the annual Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness will be held during the last full weekend of February.

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