Alabama – Brick And Mortar Stores Encouraged By November Sales Tax Revenue Numbers

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – The official retail numbers for November are in and it looks like good news for brick and mortar stores. Sales tax revenue up for in-store purchases and online purchases from this time last year.

“It has a lot to do with a lot of pre-Christmas sales and Black Friday sales,” said Melissa Warnke with the Alabama Retail Association.

According to numbers released by the Alabama Department of Revenue for the month of November, sales tax revenues for in-store purchases was up 4 percent. Online purchases also increased by 75 percent. The Alabama Retail Association says there is a reason for this.

“This is the first November and first holiday season Alabama has been able to enforce is online sales tax collections. That means a huge stream of revenue for the state,” said Warnke.

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by Rosanna Smith
January 8, 2019