A new bill at the Alabama State House would both increase the tax rate for online sales and require more online retailers to collect sales tax. Representative Rod Scott (D- Fairfield) wants to increase online says tax from eight to nine percent. He explains nine percent is the statewide average when you shop in brick and mortar stores. Scott says the increase would help local municipalities maintain their tax base. The bill would also require more online retailers to begin charging the tax.
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by lauren walsh
may 1, 2019