Alabama Enacts Sales Tax Exemption for Diabetic Supplies

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

 
 
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Alabama Governor Bob Riley recently signed House Bill 307 into law, creating a new sales tax exemption for diabetic supplies purchased with a prescription in the state. 2012 Ala. Acts 309. Beginning August 1, 2012, items used in the treatment of diabetes will be exempt from state, county, and municipal sales tax when purchased with a prescription. The law explicitly lists several examples of items that are used for the treatment of diabetes to which this new exemption will apply: "insulin and insulin syringes and any equipment, supplies, devices, chemical reagents, and any additional related items that may be used by [someone with diabetes] to treat diabetes or to test or monitor blood or urine."


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