County OKs sales tax holiday

Published 10:31 am Monday, June 11, 2012

The Butler County Commission approved a resolution Monday authorizing the county to take part in the state's sales tax holiday.

During the first weekend in August, a dollar will stretch a little farther in Butler County.

That’s thanks to a resolution passed Monday by the Butler County Commission that authorizes the county to take part in Alabama’s 7th annual sales tax holiday.

“This is something we approve each June,” Chairman Jesse McWilliams said.

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Butler County has participated in the sales tax holiday since its inception in 2006.

The holiday, which is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 3 and end at midnight Aug. 5, covers clothing items less than $100, school supplies, books, computers and computer equipment. Each county and municipality in Alabama decides if it will waive local sales tax, collect a portion or not participate in the sales-tax-free weekend. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday.

The Alabama Department of Revenue’s website lists Greenville, Georgiana and McKenzie among the municipalities that will participate in the holiday.

For more information on which items are covered by the sales tax holiday click here.