Sales Tax Holiday on Disaster Preparedness Items

ALABAMA – From July 6 – 8, residents will be able to prepare for disaster by purchasing eligible exempt items during the state’s first annual sales tax holiday.

Covered Items ¬- $60 or less per item
• AAA-cell batteries
• AA-cell batteries
• C-cell batteries
• D-cell batteries
• 6-volt batteries
• 9-volt batteries
• Cellular phone battery
• Cellular phone chargers
• Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, tw¬o-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 kit
• 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

A single purchase with a sales price of $1,000 or less

• Any portable generator and power cords used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage.