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Shopping small can make a big impact on your community

Shopping small can make a big impact on your community

Long before the Christmas lights are strung and the glittery décor starts popping up in window displays, retailers were hard at work preparing for the holiday shopping season. Store owners describe the months of November and December as “make-or break”…

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…

Protect your business against counterfeit currency

Protect your business against counterfeit currency

Several law enforcement groups in Alabama alerted businesses this week to watch out for counterfeit currency. The fake bills had surfaced in Troy, Crenshaw County and Montgomery. As we near the busy holiday shopping months, now is the time to review…