Gov. Bentley to discuss upcoming state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items | Business
Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday will hold a news conference in the State Capitol to discuss Alabama’s upcoming state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items. The Governor will also recognize Severe Weather Awareness Week throughout the state of Alabama.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 22, and running through the end of Sunday, February 24, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase items such as batteries, first-aid kits, flashlights, etc., without paying a state sales tax. Many local municipalities and counties will also waive their local sales taxes during the weekend to help Alabamians get the supplies needed to prepare for natural disasters.
This year, the state sales tax holiday is being held at the conclusion of the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is currently underway. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Serve Alabama, local media and others, use the annual awareness week to remind the public to be aware of the variety of severe weather events that can impact the state.
Governor Bentley will be joined at Wednesday’s news conference by representatives of the NWS, the AEMA, Serve Alabama, the Alabama Department of Revenue, the Alabama Retail Association and others.
Source: Press Office for Governor Robert Bentley