Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday http://apr.org en Alabama Preps for Severe Weather Preparedness http://apr.org/post/alabama-preps-severe-weather-preparedness <DIV> <P>Alabama's second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be the weekend of Feb. 22-24.</P> <P>The state Revenue Department says the state will waive its 4 percent sales tax on items used to prepare homes and businesses for hurricanes and tornadoes. Some cities and counties will do the same.</P> <P>Items covered by the sales tax holiday include batteries, battery-powered radios, flashlights, tarpaulins, duct tape, plywood, self-contained first aid kits and fuel containers costing up to $60 per item. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:40:55 +0000 The Associated Press 22930 at http://apr.org Alabama Preps for Severe Weather Preparedness