On the recommendation of the Tornado Recovery Action Council, the Alabama Legislature recently enacted legislation (2012 Ala. Acts 256) allowing for residents to purchase items related to severe weather preparedness exempt from tax the first full weekend in July and the last full weekend in February. See Governor Bentley's announcement here.
The sales tax holiday was prompted by the outbreak of tornadoes in April 2011. The sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 6 and end at midnight on Sunday, July 8. Items covered in the new law include the following:
The sales tax exemption is limited to $60 on any single item, except for generators, which are exempt if they cost $1,000 or less.