Back-to-school shoppers are getting ready for that big weekend to save money. The sales tax holiday that starts Friday and runs through the weekend in Alabama.

The 14th annual sales tax holiday for school items begins Friday at midnight and goes through midnight July 21. Items exempt from sales taxes at stores statewide include school supplies, computers, books and clothing.

Like every year, businesses in Tuscaloosa and Northport will participate.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, "During that weekend, the state’s 4-percent sales tax rate will be waived for approved purchases. including clothing less than $100 per item, computers and related equipment priced $750 or less per item, school supplies costing $50 or less per item and books costing up to $30 each."

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