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Anti-pyramid scheme legislation ready for either chamber

Anti-pyramid scheme legislation ready for either chamber

Companion bills to protect Alabamians from pyramid schemes while clearly defining legitimate direct sellers are ready for either chamber to consider when the Alabama Legislature returns from its spring break. Each chambers’ judiciary committees approved the bills Wednesday, March 11,…

Panel conducts hearing on removing sales tax on food

Panel conducts hearing on removing sales tax on food

The Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee conducted a public hearing but did not vote Wednesday on one of two bills that have been introduced so far in the 2020 regular session that would remove the sales tax on food….

Law requires legislative action for city occupational taxes

Law requires legislative action for city occupational taxes

To impose an occupational tax, cities must get a local law through the Alabama Legislature, under Act No. 2020-14. The act by Rep. Chris Sells, R-Greenville, became effective immediately after it was signed March 3. It does not affect 26 occupational…