sales tax holiday http://apr.org en Ala. Bad Weather Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend http://apr.org/post/ala-bad-weather-sales-tax-holiday-weekend-0 <p>Alabama residents buying supplies they need to make it through times of severe weather will not have to pay sales tax for certain items this weekend.</p><div><p>Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday people need to take advantage of the break from Alabama's sales tax to stock up on supplies such as battery-powered radios, weather radios, first aid kits, portable generators and plywood.</p><p>The holiday from sales tax will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will run through the end of the day on Sunday.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:59:02 +0000 The Associated Press 25369 at http://apr.org Ala. Bad Weather Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend Alabama's Sales Tax Holiday: Good For Business, Bad Tax Policy http://apr.org/post/alabamas-sales-tax-holiday-good-business-bad-tax-policy <p>Alabama&#39;s seventh annual sales tax holiday for school-related items starts Friday. Items from pencils to computer equipment are exempt from the state&#39;s four percent sales tax as well as sales tax in participating counties and cities.</p><p>The holiday is expected to help businesses and customers alike but a new report says such holidays are poor tax policy. Joseph Henchman is vice president for legal and state projects for The Tax Foundation. He says when you get down to it, customers aren&#39;t really saving that much money.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:31:32 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 15532 at http://apr.org Alabama's Sales Tax Holiday: Good For Business, Bad Tax Policy