*This is the 2011 sales tax information. See the 2012 dates for the Florida and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays.
Sales Tax Holidays provide a break for those of you who are doing back to school shopping. The tax holiday usually covers things like clothing and back to school supplies. There are limits on what you can buy and how much you can spend so if you are making a major purchase make sure to check the rules and limitations before you go shopping.
Alabama Sales Tax Free Holiday is from 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 5, 2011, and ends at twelve midnight on Sunday August 7, 2011.
Florida Sales Tax Free Holiday is from 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, and ends at midnight Sunday, August 14, 2011. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.