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Bill blocking new municipal occupational taxes dies in House

Bill blocking new municipal occupational taxes dies in House

Legislation that would have prevented cities without an occupational tax from adopting such a tax died in the House. In the final legislative week, not enough House members voted to consider SB305 by Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, before the state’s budgets….

Delivery license is per business, not per vehicle

Delivery license is per business, not per vehicle

Alabama’s delivery license law has been updated. Act No. 2019-283 by Rep. Paul Lee, R-Dothan, clarifies that a municipality can only require businesses to purchase one delivery license, not a separate license for each delivery vehicle. Gov. Kay Ivey signed…

All software taxable, Alabama Supreme Court rules

All software taxable, Alabama Supreme Court rules

All computer software is taxable in Alabama, under an opinion issued Friday, May 17, by the state’s highest court. In a split decision, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that even customized software is taxable in our state. “We hold that…

Direct wine task force to report by late 2020

Direct wine task force to report by late 2020

By Dec. 1, 2020, a nine-member task force is to report its findings to the Legislature on the impact of allowing wine to be shipped directly to Alabama consumers. Five direct shipment bills died in the 2019 regular session. Direct…

Senate OKs statewide, year-round sales of small fireworks

Senate OKs statewide, year-round sales of small fireworks

In a 30-0 vote Thursday, the Alabama Senate approved legislation that would allow statewide, year-round sales of consumer fireworks and novelties, such as ground or hand-held sparklers and party poppers. The Senate adopted a substitute version of SB289, Sen. Tim Melson,…