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Alabama: 190-mile March to Protest Grocery Sales Tax


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."

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Will Frei
Avalara Author Will Frei
Will Frei covers sales tax news including best practices, legislation and sales tax technology. He is the Social Media Manager at Avalara.