Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

The Auburn City Council has approved an ordinance authorizing the 2010 Sales Tax Holiday Weekend for Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8.

Items exempt from sales tax during the holiday weekend fall into three major categories:

Clothing - All human wearing apparel suitable for general use is exempt unless it otherwise appears on the taxable list; clothing items must cost $100 or less per article of clothing to be exempt.

Computers and Computer Software - A single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less will be exempt. Items exempt include computers, computer software, and school computer supplies.

School Supplies - Any items of $50 or less per item commonly used by a student in a course of study will be exempt. Supplies may include art supplies, reference maps and globes, textbooks on an official school book list with a sales price of more than $30 but less than $50, and books with a sales price of $30 or less per book. An all-inclusive list of exempt school supplies may be found in the Sales Tax Holiday Brochure link on the left

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, and safety belts
  • Sports or recreational equipment such as ballet or tap shoes, athletic gloves, goggles, or shin guards
  • 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


Free Parking

In conjunction with the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, the Auburn City Council has suspended parking meter operations in downtown on Friday, August 6. Due to the Auburn University semester break, citizens may now enjoy free parking in metered spaces from August 6 - 13. A map of all metered spaces in the downtown area is available on the City's website at Click on the downtown parking map to view all available metered spaces.

For more information, please contact the City of Auburn Revenue Office at 501-7239.