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August 17, 2015

Just Around the Corner...Back to School & Football

Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th*Sales Tax Holiday

The annual "Back to School" sales tax holiday weekend offers savings for parents sending their children back to school this Fall. Items exempt for state, county and city sales tax fall into 3 major categories:


All apparel suitable for a person's general use, unless it otherwise appears on the taxable list. Clothing items must cost $100 or less per article of clothing to be tax exempt.

Computers, Computer Software, & School Computer Supplies:

A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less will be tax exempt. Tax exempt items include computers, computer software and items commonly used by a student in a course of study in which a computer is used.

School Supplies:

Any items of $50 or less per item commonly used by a student in a course of study will be tax exempt. Supplies may include art supplies, reference maps, globes, textbooks on an official school book list and with a sales price of more than $30 but less than $50, and books with sales price of $30 or less per book.

Items not exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend include:

  • Clothing accessories such as handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and umbrellas
  • Protective equipment such as breathing masks, hard hats, helmets & safety belts
  • Sports or recreational equipment such as athletic gloves, googles, shin guards, ballet or tap shoes
  • Furniture, any systems, devices, software or peripherals designed or intended primarily for recreational use, video games
  • Magazines, newspapers, periodicals, or any other document printed or offered for sale in a non-bound form.

For more information on the 2015 "Back to School" Sale Tax Holiday, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue at ""

Thursday, August 6th

Auburn City & Opelika City Schools Start

Monday, August 17th

Auburn University & Southern Union Community College Starts


Auburn & Alabama 2015 Football Schedule

View Football Schedule Here
View Football Schedule Here


Thinking about renting your home for Auburn football game weekends?

Here are some important facts you should know:

  • Renting your single family home for less than six continuous months may constitute a use violation or an unrelated occumpancy violation of the City of Auburn's Zoning Ordinance. If you are considering renting your single-family residence, please contact the City's Planning Department to find out what is allowed based on how your property is zoned.
  • Renting your home for less than six continuous months requires the collection and remittance of the State, County and City lodging taxes, per section 40-26-1 of the Code of Alabama, 1976 and Section 12-176 of the City of Auburn Code of Ordinances.
  • Renting your primary home could negatively affect your homestead exemption status with Lee County

For more information on zoning please contact the City's Planning Department at 334-501-3040.

For more information on lodging taxes, please contact the City's Revenue Office at 334-501-7239.

*Source: Open Line Newsletter presented by the City of Auburn