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Sales Tax Increases In Local Alabama Communities


The Birmingham News reports another increase in sales tax in a local community. Trussville, Alabama has “…voted 4-1 to increase the city’s sales tax by 1 cent to 10 cents.”  The increase is expected to take affect quickly—on November 1, 2011.

At a time when many communities are struggling to keep basic services, “Council President Wayne Taylor said the increase is about reinvesting in the community we all love.” Trussville is definitely considering reinvestment into the community. In a story this morning, the News reported on Trussville’s efforts to revitalize their downtown through purchasing a shopping center. This purchase has not been finalized and has its opponents.

Currently, the Alabama state sales tax is 4%. Combined county (2%) and city (4% up from 3%) taxes will bring the total sales tax in Trussville to 10%.

Other cities that have raised their sales tax in the past year include Gardendale, Bessemer, Brighton, Helena, Springville, Louisville, Satsuma, Hueytown and many others.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”