Alabama holds tax-free school supply weekend

BUTLER, Ala. (WTOK) - The start of another school year is just around the corner, and before it arrives, Alabama is holding a tax-free weekend.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to come out and shop and see the other local businesses around here,” said Butler resident, Micheal Satcher.

This particular tax-free weekend includes school supplies, books, computers and clothes. Local boutique worker and Auburn University student, Malori Lewis, said purchasing school supplies can get very expensive.

“I went to P.A. and I am currently enrolled at Auburn, so I know even more first-hand how much school supplies cost. I think it’s so, so nice that the state hands this down to be able to help everyone out,” said Lewis.

Lewis said she hopes everyone will take advantage of the tax-free weekend and shop locally.

“I encourage everyone to come out this weekend to shop tax-free. We’re a new business and we have worked so hard and we love giving back to Butler. We’re so thankful it's tax-free weekend. It’s even more of a reason to come out and shop," said Lewis.

While clothing and books have a few exceptions, most all school supplies will be tax-free this weekend.

Tax-free weekend began Friday and runs through Sunday at midnight.

Mississippi's sales tax-free weekend on clothes, shoes and school supplies is next Friday and Saturday, July 26-27.