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Tag: GROCERY TAX

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Justin Bogie: Relief bills moving through the Alabama legislature are a good start

It is a positive development that Alabama lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are presenting serious proposals to reduce the tax burden of Alabamians.

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Partial grocery tax repeal bill filed

The state sales tax on some groceries would be gradually eliminated under legislation filed on Tuesday.

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Grocery tax repeal bill could leave many foods still taxed as lawmakers debate WIC vs. SNAP definition

How many groceries are left untaxed or reduced by the state depends on what definition legislators use for food in possible grocery tax reduction or elimination legislation in the next couple of months.

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State Sen. Elliott pushes to do away with 'sketchy' boards in Alabama, take serious look at grocery tax reform

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.

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State Sen. Orr to introduce legislation to gradually lift taxes on ‘essential’ groceries

Alabama is one of the only states to charge a sales tax on “essential” foods like milk and eggs, but as food prices soar due to inflation, one state senator has drafted a bill to lift the tax burden.

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State Rep. Garrett: Clay city manager's account of grocery tax rebuke not accurate — 'I was trying to be helpful'

State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.

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'You've got to have a backbone': Clay city manager says he faced pushback after municipal grocery tax cut from State Rep. Garrett, Alabama Dept. of Revenue

A 2% decrease in grocery tax went into effect last November for the city of Clay. The council approved cutting its grocery tax in half after failed attempts by the state legislature to cut the grocery tax statewide.

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Alabama House Democrats call for grocery tax repeal — 'It's a very regressive tax'

Alabama House Democrats called for a repeal of the state’s sales tax on groceries on Monday.

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Anthony Daniels, supply-sider? Democrat House Minority Leader suggests grocery tax holiday to gauge impact on ETF budget revenues

Some of the significant tax-cut rhetoric one might expect from Republican policymakers is not coming from Republican legislators. Instead, it comes from a prominent Democrat lawmaker, House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

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State Sen. Orr says grocery, income tax relief 'a possibility' this session

In a few days, the Alabama Legislature will begin the first session of the new quadrennium. In addition to both chambers having to deal with the constitutionally mandated duty of passing budgets, a $2.6 billion surplus leftover from the prior legislative session will also have to be handled.

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Alabama has 4th-highest sales tax burden nationally

Alabama has the fourth-highest state and local combined sales tax rate in the nation in 2023, according to a recent analysis by the Tax Foundation.

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Multiple states line up to cut grocery tax in 2023 — Will Alabama?

Multiple Governors and legislators in states throughout the country are aiming to reduce or eliminate their state’s sales tax on groceries, according to a recent article in Pew Charitable Trusts. 

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Ben Harrison – ‘My focus will be on initially the repeal of the food tax’

Eliminating Alabama’s state sales tax on groceries is a ”logical first step in our tax reduction efforts,” according to new State Rep. Ben Harrison (R-Cartwright).

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Wall Street Journal dings Alabama for tax climate

A study released by the Tax Foundation last month on states’ business tax climates shows “which states are serious about competing for labor and capital,” according to a recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal.

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Justin Bogie: Grocery and other permanent tax cuts 'on the table' in 2023, but lawmakers should think bolder

The talk of the legislature pursuing meaningful tax cuts during the 2023 regular session continues to pick up momentum.

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Joey Clark: End the predatory grocery tax already

Do Alabama’s legislators and lobbyists have it too good?

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City of Clay cuts local grocery tax in half; State lawmakers react

The city of Clay has decided to cut the local grocery tax in half, to help residents during a financially challenging time. Now, state lawmakers are applauding the city for their efforts, following failed attempts to kill the state grocery tax.

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Alabama Democrats chase tax cut mantle with calls to repeal state tax on groceries

In what is probably best described as a hopeless election cycle for Democrats in Alabama, some are trying their best to fill a void in this state that is a traditional Republican issue – tax relief.

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Bill Holtzclaw seeks a return to the Senate

Former State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) is running to return to the Alabama Senate after not running for re-election in 2018.

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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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Tim James starts gubernatorial campaign with fire against mandates, marijuana, etc.

On Wednesday, Greenville businessman Tim James formally launched his campaign for governor on the steps of the Capitol Building. James...

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House GOP Caucus unveils “Standing Tall for Alabama” Agenda

Members of the House Republican Caucus leadership and agenda committee held a news conference on Wednesday where they unveiled the...

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Some lawmakers want to ‘Axe the Food Tax’ in Alabama

By Brandon Moseley Food prices are climbing, directly impacting Alabama families – particularly the poor and those on fixed incomes....

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