Retail Report: Tax relief for businesses and individual exemption bill on way to governor

The Alabama Legislature in the fifth week of the regular session gave final approval to tax measures to benefit businesses and individual taxpayers.

About 75% of Alabama businesses will be exempt from business personal property taxes and almost 2,500 businesses that collect sales taxes will no longer have to make monthly estimated payments under legislation that received final approval Thursday. Meanwhile, a bill shielding federal COVID-related tax credits from state income tax is expected to be on the governor’s desk early next week.

The House returns at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the Senate at 2:30 p.m. for the 13th legislative day of the 2022 regular session.

Keep reading for summaries of issues of interest to retailers and this week’s top retail stories.

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Legislature OKs business personal property tax exemption for 75% of Alabama companies (

Bill protecting earned income/dependent care tax credits from state income tax to reach governor next week (

National January retail sales surge 3.8% as consumers defy inflation (

Rental/leasing businesses hounded for business licenses would come under delivery license law under proposal (

House OKs allowing Birmingham food trucks to sell alcohol; wine-to-go containers on governor’s desk (

Allowing concealed handguns without permit pending in House and Senate (

Senate OKs bill defining Grubhub, Waitr etc. drivers as independent contractors (

Committee advances bill that prohibits platforms from blocking users or deleting opinions they share (

Allowing pharmacy interns to compound/dispense drugs under direct supervision of a pharmacist ready for final OK (

CDC updates recommendations for COVID-19 boosters (

House Judiciary OKs allowing consumers to recover purchase price of bogus collectibles (

Introductions include bill to help identify unregistered tobacco sellers  (

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