The school year starts Monday, but many students and parents haven’t yet finished their back-to-school shopping. Some may have been having too much summer fun to think about school, but others say they are waiting for the upcoming tax-free weekend to buy their students’ khakis, pencils and backpacks.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, shoppers can buy designated items without paying the 4 percent state sales tax. Baldwin County will also suspend its 2-cent tax on those items and all municipalities except Magnolia Springs and Silverhill will also waive local taxes.
Any clothing items priced at $100 or less, school supply and some office supply items priced at $50 or less, books under $30 and even computer equipment at $750 or less will be tax exempt.