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Sales Tax Rate Change for Clay, Alabama


 Rate increase for Clay, Alabama, October 1, 2013.

Clay, Alabama, will have a new sales tax rate beginning October 1, 2013, when the current rate of 8% will jump 2% to 10%. Clay has not had a sales tax rate change since 2003.

The extra 2% will be distributed in the following manner:

  • 10% to Clay's schools;
  • 35% to public safety; and
  • 55% to the city budget.

Mayor Charles Webster is looking forward to building an emergency fund. "We've never had [emergency money] in the past and we really learned after this last tornado that that's very important…. I want to get some money back in savings." Clay was struck by an F3 tornado in January of 2012.

The sales tax increase is expected to generate $800,000 to $1million annually. The mayor said he hopes people will continue to shop locally to support the community.

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.