Retail Report: Governor signs Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act

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.


Law allows almost 2,500 to remit sales taxes after monthly sales; exempts almost 75% from business personal property taxes (

House panel OKs allowing 18-year-olds to serve alcohol in responsible-vendor-certified restaurants (

Alabama’s minimum business privilege tax to be phased out by 2024 under bill headed to the full House (

House version of bill to increase optional standard deduction and threshold for individual income tax moving (

COURTS: Legal fight brewing over ABC stores delivering alcohol (

Birmingham & Albertville entertainment districts rest with governor; House OKs Jackson draft beer bill (

Alabama Senate approves permitless carry bill (

Bill allowing supervised pharmacy interns to compound/dispense drugs is on the governor’s desk (

Bills propose permissions needed by state health officer and county health officers for emergency orders (

CDC and Alabama Public Health transition to COVID-19 Community Levels to help determine prevention steps (

Lottery, gambling expansion bills filed in Senate (

Senate next to hear bill that allows for immediate confiscation of unstamped tobacco products, sets penalties for unregistered sellers (

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

Senate panel advances gradual end to cities’ occupational taxes (SB44) (

House approves broadband expansion bills (

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