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Revenue Department clarifies tax exempt sales notice

Revenue Department clarifies tax exempt sales notice

Tax-exempts need certificates Retailers buying or selling for resale need sales tax license A notice the Alabama Revenue Department sent to retailers Nov. 4 about new certification requirements for statutorily tax-exempt organizations — such as United Way agencies and YMCAs…

Federal Ruling Opens Door for Alabama Class Actions

Federal Ruling Opens Door for Alabama Class Actions

Major trial lawyers in the state are actively looking for private, class-actions under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act, or ADTPA, thanks to a July ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court ruled that federal…

Alabama Retail on the Road: Huntsville and Cullman

Alabama Retail on the Road: Huntsville and Cullman

By Melissa Johnson Warnke Manager of Communications and Engagement Retail is the backbone of Alabama communities. In fact, 1 in 4 people in our state work in retail – it’s the largest private-sector employer. Our more than 4,100 members sell everything from food to…

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Halloween Spending to Reach Nearly $7 Billion Nationally

Halloween has become one of the most popular consumer holidays of the year.  According to new research conducted for the National Retail Federation.  Nearly two-thirds of adults, 157 million people, will celebrate the holiday in some way. “We’ve seen increases every year in…

2nd Special Session is Done; Capitol Retail Report Wrapup

2nd Special Session is Done; Capitol Retail Report Wrapup

A summary of legislative activity for the Alabama Legislature’s second 2015 special session, the Capitol Retail Report e-newsletter, is now available to read online. A cigarette tax and prescription provider tax made it to the governor’s desk Thursday, Sept. 17,…