School Supply Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Free Holiday Weekend


By Heather VacLav

Students are getting ready to head go to school, and for parents, that means back to school shopping. This weekend, shoppers in most cities and counties across Alabama can get a break, as part of the annual sales tax holiday.
Isles were packed with people at local stores, searching to cross off their lists in time to save. Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 at midnight, shoppers have the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state and some city's taxes.
“Uniform clothes, everything from socks to shoes, to hair ribbons, to school supply lists to teacher lists,” Montgomery mom of five, Elizabeth Klein said rattling off her shopping list. “And we're hoping with the tax free weekend, we'll save some money.”
Parents say whether they have one, or many children with school supply lists, getting a break on taxes is a big help.


“It makes a very big difference, especially with a family our size,” Klein said.
“It may not sound like a lot to people, but it makes a difference, being able to save on taxes, with this kind of list for multiple children,” Ruth Soler of Montgomery said.
The tax free weekend is keeping many local stores busy, so shoppers should prepare to wait and dig to get what they need.

“We had to prop our buggy up on the side because there were people every where, we couldn't get through the isles,” said 2nd grader Miley Taylor of Montgomery
Many shoppers anticipate saving hundreds of dollars on school supplies and clothes this holiday weekend.

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