Sales Tax Increases In Local Alabama Communities
- Sep 19, 2011 | Susan McLain
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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