Legislation introduced this week could push sales tax for all goods except food to as high as 11 percent in many areas of the state.
SB227 was introduced in the same week the governor created a task force with a summer deadline to report its findings on removing the state sales tax from groceries. Alabama Retail Association board members Terry Shea of Wrapsody and Greg Gregerson of Gregerson’s Foods will serve on that task force.
Last year, similar legislation to SB227 never even received committee consideration. The Alabama Retail Association will vigorously oppose any effort to raise sales tax in our state.
It is unclear yet if the Legislature will consider bills to remove the tax on groceries before the governor’s task force reports its findings.
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Senate votes to move August school tax holiday to July (alabamaretail.org)
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Pharmacy business license reduction ready for Senate or House debate (alabamaretail.org)
Pharmacy board requested revisions receive committee approval (alabamaretail.org)
Revisions to simplified sellers use tax head to House for final debate (alabamaretail.org)
Adjustable focus eyewear ban one step away from governor’s desk (alabamaretail.org)
Increase in district court jurisdiction on House calendar for Tuesday (alabamaretail.org)
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