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State Sen. Jones files bill capping local occupational taxes at 1%

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.

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State Sen. Jones considering 1% cap on occupational taxes as compromise with mayors — 'I’d like the whole enchilada, but politics is the art of compromise'

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.

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Gadsden Mayor Ford, State Sen. Jones battle over effort to phase out occupational taxes — 'Taxes on people for the privilege of being employed'

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.

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Three possible tax cuts in Alabama in 2023

Alabama was one of the only southeastern states in 2021 and 2022 to not offer its citizens any major, broad-based sales or income tax relief despite large state budget surpluses recently.

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State Sen. Jones plans bill to phase out occupational taxes

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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API endorses grocery tax repeal

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced it supports a bill repealing the tax on groceries. API added the bill to its annual legislative...

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Bill to phase out municipal occupation taxes gets held over in committee

Proposed legislation that would gradually phase out municipal occupation taxes stalled in committee earlier this week with  legislators...

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Bill seeks to abolish the office of State Auditor

Legislation has been pre-filed for an amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 1901 that would abolish the office of State Auditor....

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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Andrew Jones for State Senate

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Monday announced its endorsement of Republican State Sen. Andrew Jones...