Alabama Retail Report: July tax holiday bill moves; Watch anti-border adjustment ad during Saturday Night Live

The Alabama Legislature concentrated mostly on issues unrelated to retailers this week. Moving the August school sales tax holiday to July did take one step closer to final passage. Read This Week in Retail News below for that and other legislation of note.

On the federal front, a national retail group released a television advertisement this week opposing the border adjustment tax. The ad appears on Alabama Retail’s border adjustment page on our website, linked at B.A.T. is a Bad Tax below and here. Look for the ad this weekend during Saturday Night Live.


July school tax holiday one step from final passage (

Appeal filed in lawsuit over Alabama minimum wage preemption law (AP, Montgomery Advertiser)

Big banks seeking to double fees with each debit swipe (The Hill)

Visa and Mastercard net profits 15 times higher than top 10 retailers (Alliance for Main Street Fairness graphic)

Bill would require wholesalers/distributors to report beer, wine and tobacco sales (

Bill repealing concealed carry perserves right to deny open carry in stores (

House to debate Senate bill expanding Medicaid fraud to include corporations (

Bill to close ABC stores back – SB260 (Decatur Daily)

Midfield passes ordinance for barriers in front of businesses after fatal crash (WIAT CBS 42)


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