Municipalities to participate in tax holidayPublished 5:06am Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Municipalities in Morgan County are joining the state’s inaugural Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday July 6-8 to help residents ready themselves for a potential natural disaster.
The Alabama Legislature passed the tax holiday in the 2012 Legislative Session.
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in July 2012 and ends at midnight the following Sunday. For each year thereafter, the sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in February and ends at twelve midnight the following Sunday.
Any portable generator and power cords, which are used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage, are exempt up to $1,000.
The following is a list of items exempt from taxes under $60:
Cellular phone battery
Cellular phone charger
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
Plastic drop cloths
Other flexible, waterproof sheeting
Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kit
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
Self-contained first aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector
Gas or Diesel fuel tank or container
Items not exempt under $60 are coin batteries, automobile batteries and boat batteries.