Members of the Joint Study Commission on Grocery Taxation met on Tuesday for their first meeting of the quadrennium to begin considering the feasibility of eliminating the state’s sales tax on groceries.
Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation that would cut the state's sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.
The Alabama House and Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday forming a commission to study possible elimination of the state’s sales tax on groceries.
A new grocery tax cut proposal by State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) was introduced late last week with the entire Senate signed on as co-sponsors.
State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation Thursday that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries in half over time.
The approved amendment would delay application of the 1% cap for cities with outstanding debt secured by occupational taxes until the January after the final payment on the debt is made.
State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation that would reduce existing local occupational taxes incrementally down to 1% and exempt some employees from the tax.
While some state officials argue for tax cuts in light of Alabama’s $2.7 billion budget surplus, State Sen. Andrew Jones is look for relief elsewhere by eliminating occupational taxes.
Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.
Many Alabamians may soon find some financial relief if State Sen. Andrew Jones' (R-Centre) bill to reduce municipal occupational taxes makes it through the Legislature next session.
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