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Trussville to participate in back-to-school sales tax holiday

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council earlier this week approved of the city participating in the sales and use tax holiday in August.

The sales tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1 through midnight Sunday, Aug. 3.

The holiday gives customers to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.

A Trussville historical marker
file photo by Ron Burkett

Clothing items exempt of the tax include belts, boots, caps, dresses, gym suits, jackets, jeans, pants, raincoats, sandals, scarves, school uniforms, shirts, shoes, shorts, socks and underwear, among other items.

School supplies exempt of the tax include binders, blackboard chalk, book bags, calculators, composition books, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, legal pads, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, rulers and scissors, among other items.

A full list of covered items can be found at

Beginning in 2006, a sales tax holiday was enacted pursuant to Act No. 2006-574, whereby no state sales or use tax is due on covered items as defined in the act and in the Sales Tax Holiday Rule 810-6-3-.65.

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