On May 1, sellers who did less than $1.5 million in sales in Alabama in 2021 won’t have to estimate and pay sales taxes in advance each month, under small business tax relief the governor signed into law Monday. That law also will exempt 75% of Alabama businesses from business personal property taxes starting Oct. 1, 2023.
That is one of several tax easing measures moving through the Alabama Legislature as it moves through the back half of its 2022 regular session. Read about those measures in This Week in Retail News.
Legislation lowering the alcohol server age in restaurants by a year received committee approval this week and is ready for consideration by the full House.
The House will debate the almost $8.2 billion education budget Tuesday, the 19th day of the 2022 session. The Senate has already approved a $2.4 billion General Fund budget. Both are record spending plans.
Keep reading for summaries of issues of interest to retailers and this week’s top retail stories.
For legislative and other news of relevance to retailers,
read This Week in Retail News.
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
COURTS: Legal fight brewing over ABC stores delivering alcohol (alreporter.com)
Alabama Senate approves permitless carry bill (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
CDC and Alabama Public Health transition to COVID-19 Community Levels to help determine prevention steps (alabamapublichealth.gov)
Lottery, gambling expansion bills filed in Senate (aldailynews.com)
House OKs allowing consumers to recover purchase price of bogus collectibles (alabamaretail.org)
Senate panel advances gradual end to cities’ occupational taxes (SB44) (aldailynews.com)
House approves broadband expansion bills (aldailynews.com)
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