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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,…

Your First Capitol Retail Report for the 2nd Special Session of 2015

Your First Capitol Retail Report for the 2nd Special Session of 2015

A summary of legislative activity for the first week of the Alabama Legislature’s second 2015 special session, the Capitol Retail Report e-newsletter, is now available to read online. Some $108 million in revenue measures received approval by at least one legislative chamber this week. Friday, Sept….

Overtime Rule Change Could Become Effective in 2016

Overtime Rule Change Could Become Effective in 2016

In late June, the Obama administration released a proposed overtime rule that adds some 5 million people nationally to those eligible for time-and-a-half pay for working more than 40 hours a week. The estimate of the number of workers affected…

As of Sept. 1, Withhold State Income Taxes on All Employees

As of Sept. 1, Withhold State Income Taxes on All Employees

Following the Alabama Legislature’s first 2015 special session, Gov. Robert Bentley signed the Alabama Taxpayer Fraud Prevention Act. The new law, effective Sept. 1, 2015, requires employers to withhold state income taxes from all employees, including those who were previously…

2015 Alabama Retail Day

2015 Alabama Retail Day

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Luncheon 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Retailer of the Year Awards Program Vestavia Country Club, 400 Beaumont Dr., Birmingham, Alabama, 35216 View on our Calendar of Events Keynote Speaker: STU CRUM…

Your Capitol Retail Report 2015 First Special Session Wrap-Up

Your Capitol Retail Report 2015 First Special Session Wrap-Up

A summary of legislative activity for the Alabama Legislature’s first 2015 special session, the Capitol Retail Report e-newsletter, is now available to read online. The summary includes new laws concerning factor presence nexus, withholding exemptions, a ban on sales tax suppression devices and vehicle drive-out tax…

National Retail Group Honors Two of Alabama’s Small Retailers

National Retail Group Honors Two of Alabama’s Small Retailers

Alabama Retail Association Chairman George Wilder, owner/president of The Locker Room in Montgomery and Auburn, and member Terry Shea, co-owner and vice president of Wrapsody in Hoover and Auburn, were recognized at the National Retail Federation’s Retail Advocates Summit this week…