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Tax holiday promises bargain for shoppers

Alabama’s 11th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and ends at midnight Sunday, Aug. 7, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s 4 percent sales or use tax.

Franklin County and local municipalities will also be participating in the sales tax holiday.

For a full list of those items exempt and not exempt from sales tax during the holiday weekend, visit