Alabama: 190-mile March to Protest Grocery Sales Tax
- Sales Tax News
- Mar 8, 2012 | Will Frei
According to NorthEscambia.com, a group of Alabama protesters is marching 190 miles to Montgomery to protest Alabama's sales tax rate on groceries.
The protesters are walking 190 miles through Escambia county to the state capital to protest the fact that Alabama charges the full sales tax rate on groceries (4% state rate + local taxes), while most states have a lower rate for grocery items.
NorthEscambia quotes the protesters' website: "For a government to impose such a high tax in a poverty-stricken state is morally wrong."