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Sales Tax Holiday begins tomorrow

The city of Atmore is participating in the annual Sales Tax Holiday this year.

The 2019 Sales Tax Holiday, will be held beginning Fri., July 19 at 12:01 a.m. until Sun., July 21, at midnight.

The sales tax holiday gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. However, local sales tax may apply.

Clothing — $100 or less, per article of clothing

Exempt

  • belts
  • boots
  • caps
  • coats
  • diapers
  • dresses
  • gloves
  • gym suits
  • hats
  • hosiery
  • jackets
  • jeans
  • neckties
  • pajamas
  • pants
  • raincoats
  • robes
  • sandals
  • scarves
  • school uniforms
  • shirts
  • shoes
  • shorts
  • socks
  • sneakers
  • underwear

 

Taxable

  • belt buckles, sold separately
  • briefcases
  • cosmetics
  • costume masks
  • hair notions (barrettes, hair bows, etc.)
  • handbags
  • handkerchiefs
  • jewelry
  • patches and emblems
  • sewing equipment
  • sewing materials
  • sun glasses, eye glasses, contacts
  • umbrellas
  • wallets
  • watches
  • wigs and hair pieces
  • breathing masks
  • clean room apparel and equipment
  • ear and hearing protectors
  • face shields
  • hard hats
  • helmets
  • paint or dust respirators
  • protective gloves
  • safety glasses and goggles
  • safety belts
  • tool belts
  • welders gloves and masks
  • ballet or tap shoes
  • band instruments
  • cleated or spiked athletic shoes
  • gloves (baseball, bowling, boxing, hockey, golf, etc.)
  • goggles
  • hand and elbow guards
  • life preserves and vests
  • mouth guards
  • roller and ice skates
  • shin guards
  • shoulder pads
  • ski boots
  • waders
  • wetsuits and fins

 

Computers, computer software and school computer supplies; a single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less

Exempt

  • Computers may include a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit and devices such as a display monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers sold as a computer package.

School computer supplies

  • computer storage media, diskettes and compact disks
  • handheld electronic schedulers, except devices that are cellular phones
  • personal digital assistants, except devices that are cellular phones
  • computer printers
  • printer supplies for computers, printer paper, printer ink.

Taxable

  • furniture
  • any systems, devices, software, peripherals designed or intended primarily for recreational use, or,
  • video games of a non-educational nature

 

School supplies, school art supplies and school instructional material – sales of $50 or less per item

Exempt

  • binders
  • blackboard chalk
  • book bags
  • calculators
  • cellophane tape
  • compasses
  • composition books
  • crayons
  • erasers
  • folders, expandable, pocket, plastic and manila
  • glue, paste and past sticks
  • highlighters
  • index cards
  • index card boxes
  • legal pads
  • lunch boxes
  • markers
  • notebooks
  • paper, loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper
  • pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • pencil sharpeners
  • pencils
  • pens
  • protractors
  • rulers
  • scissors
  • writing tablets
  • clay and glazes
  • paints
  • paint brushes for artwork
  • sketch and drawing pads
  • watercolors
  • reference maps and globes
  • required textbooks on an official school book list with a sales price of more than $30 and less than $50
  • books, set of printed sheets bound together and published in a volume with an ISBN number

Taxable

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • periodicals
  • any other documented printed or offered for sale in a non-bound form