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ACTION NEEDED: Jurisdictions added to Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday February 26-28, 2021

Overview

Alabama will hold its annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, beginning Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 midnight. During this time, sales of certain severe weather preparedness items are exempt from state sales tax.

A county or municipality by resolution or ordinance adopted at least 30 days prior to the last full weekend of February, may provide for the exemption of “covered items” from county or municipal sales or use taxes during the same time period, under the same terms, conditions, and definitions as provided for the state sales tax holiday.

At the time of maintenance release deadlines, sales tax holiday rules were deployed into AvaTax production for the participating jurisdictions that gave notice on the Alabama Department of Revenue (DOR) website. These are listed on the Sales Tax Holiday section of Avalara AvaTax Update Maintenance Updates.

However, following Avalara's release deadlines, these jurisdictions were added to the Alabama DOR's list of participating local government jurisdictions:

  • Akron 
  • Auburn
  • Carbon Hill
  • Elberta
  • Eldridge
  • Florala 
  • Northport 
  • Pine Ridge 
  • Pinson 
  • Sylacauga 
  • Tuscumbia  
  • Tuskegee

Resolution

Because the above jurisdictions gave late notice, they were not included in the AvaTax update deployment. If you wish to support the sales tax holiday exemptions, you must import the attached custom rules template to your account before the sales tax holiday starts on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:01 am.

NOTE: If you miss the above deadline to import the custom rules template, you can still use the template and rerun transactions committed prior to loading the template.

For help with importing custom tax rules, see Import custom tax rules.