Retail Report: Level playing field getting closer with bill

The playing field for brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers could levelize under a bill approved this week by a Senate budget-writing committee.

SB307 went through a wholesale rewrite before being presented to the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee. The substitute bill puts those voluntarily remitting Alabama’s use tax and local retailers closer to collecting the same level of tax, while making major reforms to Alabama’s Simplified Seller Use Tax.

The Alabama Retail Association will continue to closely evaluate this legislation and keep you informed of its progress.

The voluntary use tax bill wasn’t the only legislation rewritten this week. Keep reading for other issues that may relate to your business.

For legislative and other news of relevance to retailers,
read This Week in Retail News.


Severe weather sales tax holiday began today! (

Further changes made to data security bill (

If state posts wrong local tax rate, you won’t be liable (

Mandate for manhole covers on grease traps revised (

Senate agrees to compromise commercial property valuation bill (

Outsourcing permits effective May 1; drug monitoring update goes to governor (

Bill requires bond for certain beer, wine and tobacco retailers (

Legislature would assume ABC markup authority under bill (

$2,000 tax credit for hiring veterans sent to conference committee (

Priceville draft beer now law; several Sunday sales bills see action (

Bill clears up pass-throughs credit for taxes paid (

House OKs bill ending ‘traveling through’ business licenses (

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